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The Resource The free state of Jones ; : and, The echo of the black horn : two sides of the life and activities of Captain Newt Knight, Thomas Jefferson Knight and Ethel Knight ; foreword by Jim Kelly

The free state of Jones ; : and, The echo of the black horn : two sides of the life and activities of Captain Newt Knight, Thomas Jefferson Knight and Ethel Knight ; foreword by Jim Kelly

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The free state of Jones ; : and, The echo of the black horn : two sides of the life and activities of Captain Newt Knight
Title
The free state of Jones ;
Title remainder
and, The echo of the black horn : two sides of the life and activities of Captain Newt Knight
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Jefferson Knight and Ethel Knight ; foreword by Jim Kelly
Title variation
  • Echo of the black horn
  • Life and activities of Captain Newton Knight
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Language
eng
Summary
"Subject of the upcoming film Free State of Jones, this book provides recollections of the man who took on the Confederacy during the Civil War and established the liberated Mississippi county. Soldier, father, Rebel. Outlaw. A man of deep convictions, Captain Newt Knight disagreed with the values of the South and was accused of deserting the Confederate army. He was a believer in doing what was just. During the Civil War, he formed his own band of deserters who would rebel against the Confederacy and support the Union. In the spring of 1864, the government in Jones County was effectively overthrown, and, the county was dubbed "The Free State of Jones." Eventually, Knight would establish a mixed race town for both whites and former slaves to inhabit together. This edition merges two rare books on the subject; Thomas Jefferson Knight's The Life and Activities of Captain Newt Knight and Ethel Knight's The Echo at the Black Horn. Each paints a singular portrait of this elusive historical figure. Was he Civil War-Era Robin Hood or a manipulative cult leader? Both surely have fictitious elements determined by the authors' biases. Historian Jim Kelly provides a forward that helps examine the importance of each position on Newt Knight's role in the conflict and what his motivations truly were."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Knight, Thomas Jefferson
Dewey number
976.255 KNIGHT 2016
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Knight, Ethel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knight, Newton
  • Knight family
  • Military deserters
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Jones County (Miss.)
  • Jones County (Miss.)
  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Jones County (Miss.)
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The free state of Jones ; : and, The echo of the black horn : two sides of the life and activities of Captain Newt Knight, Thomas Jefferson Knight and Ethel Knight ; foreword by Jim Kelly
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949987225
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Racehorse Publishing edition.
Extent
x, 393 pages
Isbn
9781944686956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949987225
  • i9781944686956
Label
The free state of Jones ; : and, The echo of the black horn : two sides of the life and activities of Captain Newt Knight, Thomas Jefferson Knight and Ethel Knight ; foreword by Jim Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949987225
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Racehorse Publishing edition.
Extent
x, 393 pages
Isbn
9781944686956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949987225
  • i9781944686956

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