The state of Jones : the small southern county that seceded from the Confederacy /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Doubleday, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 402 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780385525930; 0385525931.Subject(s): Knight, Newton, approximately 1829-1922 | Unionists (United States Civil War) -- Mississippi -- Jones County | Jones County (Miss.) -- History -- 19th century | Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | Jones County (Miss.) -- BiographyOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Sample text
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -389) and index.
The South's strangest soldier -- Corinth -- Home -- The swamp and the Citadel -- The hounds -- The Third Front -- Banners raised and lowered -- Reconstruction and redemption -- The family tree.
In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.