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Aug 1, 2009 2:41 pm


Raging Historical Debate on the Free State of Jones



The question of the Free State of Jones in Mississippi, which, according to some, represented a secessionist (or quasi-secessionist) movement against the CSA, has lately generated a debate among historians. Ralph Luker over at Cliopatria discusses the ongoing dispute between Victoria Bynum, the author of The Free State of Jones (UNC Press, 2001) and Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer, the authors of The State of Jones.



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Jonathan Dresner - 8/2/2009

Not that Ralph wouldn't have interesting things to say, but that's a guest post by Kevin Levin, who had a hand in bringing the authors to the conversation. Levin has followed up with some more thoughts.

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