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The State of Jones - The Small Southern County That Seceded from the Confederacy

Sally Jenkins

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New York Times bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy. The State of Jones is a true story about the South during the Civil War-the real South. Not the South that has been mythologized in novels and movies, but an authentic, hardscrabble place where poor men were forced to fight a rich man's war for slavery and cotton. 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. This riveting investigative account takes us inside the battle of Corinth, where thousands lost their lives over less than a quarter mile of land, and to the dreadful siege of Vicksburg, presenting a gritty picture of a war in which generals sacrificed thousands through their arrogance and ignorance. Off the battlefield, the Newton Knight story is rich in drama as well. He was a man with two loves: his wife, who was forced to flee her home simply to survive, and an ex-slave named Rachel, who, in effect, became his second wife. It was Rachel who cared for Knight during the war when he was hunted by the Confederates, and, later, when members of the Knight clan sought revenge for the disgrace he had brought upon the family name. Working hand in hand with John Stauffer, distinguished chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, Sally Jenkins has made the leap from preeminent sportswriter to a historical writer endowed with the accuracy, drive, and passion of Doris Kearns Goodwin. The result is Civil War history at its finest.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Stauffer, Don Leslie

Length:

13h 3m


Chapters

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01:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:07


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:30


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:34


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:18


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:31


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:19


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:19


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:19


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:54


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:51


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:22


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:35