• The Free State of Jones

  • Mississippi's Longest Civil War
  • By: Victoria E. Bynum
  • Narrated by: Mahershala Ali
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (209 ratings)

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The Free State of Jones

By: Victoria E. Bynum
Narrated by: Mahershala Ali
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Publisher's summary

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.

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  • Categories: History

Critic reviews

"[T]he original book is even more explosive than the film adaptation....It's read by House of Cards and Hunger Games: Mockingjay actor Mahershala Ali (who's also appearing in the upcoming Luke Cage series on Netflix, as well as [the film] Free State of Jones), whose rumbling baritone makes for an addictive listen. Since he's not currently reading every audiobook in existence, as we'd prefer, we'll have to settle for this one." [A.V. Club]

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