© Center for the Study of the American South
In The Long Shadow of the Civil War
November 9, 2010 at 4 pm in the Royall Room of the UNC Alumni Center
For her Hutchins Lecture Series talk, In the Long Shadow of the Civil War, Victoria Bynum will examine three regions of the South where inner civil wars of deadly physical conflict and intense political debate continued well into the era of Reconstruction and beyond. Throughout, riveting stories of Union supporters, political dissenters, and interracial communities belie stereotypes of Southerners as uniformly supportive of the Confederate cause, while illuminating postwar relations among classes and races and between the sexes.
Victoria Bynum is Professor Emerita of History at Texas State University, San Marcos. Her recent research has included the connections between New South political radicalism and Civil War Unionism and the effects of post-Civil War violence and racial segregation on interracial communities in the New South.
Her publications include The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies, (University of North Carolina Press, spring 2010), The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2001, film rights purchased by Universal Pictures, February, 2007 and Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South. (University of North Carolina Press, 1992), winner of Phi Alpha Theta’s Best First Book Award, 1994.