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Legend of the Free State of Jones by Rudy H. Leverett

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Legend of the Free State of Jones
Author: Rudy H. Leverett
eBook Title: Legend of the Free State of Jones
Category: History
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 436
Formats: PDF, FB2, EPUB, DJVU
ISBN: 1604735716
ISBN13: 978-1604735710
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi; Reprint edition (October 7, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas

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.

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