Legend of the Free State of Jones

Legend of the Free State of Jones

eBook - 1984
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University of Mississippi
Legend of the Free State of Jones was the first authoritative explanation of just what did happen in Jones County in 1864 to give rise to the legend and now to a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey.

A maverick, unionist district in the heart of the Old South? A notorious county that seceded from the Confederacy? This is how Jones County, Mississippi, is known in myth and legend.

Since 1864 the legend has persisted. Differing versions give the name of this new nation as Republic of Jones, Jones County Confederacy, and Free State of Jones. Over the years this story has captured the imaginations of journalists, historians, essayists, novelists, short story writers, and Hollywood filmmakers, although serious scholars long ago questioned the accuracy of local history accounts about a secessionist county led by Newt Knight and a band of renegades.

Legend of the Free State of Jones was the first authoritative explanation of just what did happen in Jones County in 1864 to give rise to the legend and now to a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey. This book surveys the facts, the records, and the history of the "Free State of Jones" and may provide the whole story.



Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [1984]
ISBN: 9781496807205
1496807200
9781496807212
1496807219
1604735716
9781604735710
9780878052271
0878052275
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (xii, 131 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits

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