Victoria Bynum on "The Long Shadow of the Civil War"

May 8, 2011

It may surprise some to know that not all white southerners actually fought with the Confederacy in the Civil War.  In her book, The Long Shadow of the Civil War, historian Victoria Bynum relates the story of three communities in the South that waged what she calls "inner civil wars."  Bynum tells Anne Strainchamps, about southern unionists who fought against the Confederacy in places as diverse as Jones County, Mississippi, North Carolina's Quaker Belt, and the Big Thicket region of East Texas.

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