The Free State of Jones: Mississippis Longest Civil War [Audiobook]
The Free State of Jones: Mississippis Longest Civil War [Audiobook] by Victoria E. Bynum
English | May 3, 2016 | ASIN: B01CD1ZSD2, ISBN: 1531863477 | [email protected] kbps | 7 hrs 47 mins | 213 MB
Narrator: Mahershala Ali
Actor Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) performs the gripping tale of an armed band of Confederate deserters and slaves living in a mixed-race community who rose up against the Confederate Cavalry in 1863 to form their own republic, free of slavery, in what is now the state of Mississippi. The community they formed - and the ambiguous racial identity of their descendants - confounded the rules of the segregated South well into the 20th century.
In bridging the gap between the legendary and the real Free State of Jones, author Victoria Bynum unwraps the legend - what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out.