There is an interesting Historians' Roundtable on the movie The Free State of Jones in the new issue of the scholarly journal of Civil War History [Volume 63, Number 4, December 2017]. I am going to summarize and excert some of the discussion. The participants are: Joseph Beilein (JB) is assistant professor of history at Pennsylvania State University Behrend, where he teaches classes on Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the author of Bushwackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri (2016) and coeditor of The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth (2015). Margaret Storey (MS) is professor of history and associate dean at DePaul University. She is the author of Loyalty and Loss: Alabama’s Unionists in the Civil War and Reconstruction (2004) and the edited memoirs of Tennessee unionist Thomas Jefferson Cypert, Tried Men or True, or Union Life in Dixie (2011). Andrew Slap (AS) is professor of history at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republican Movement in the Civil War Era (2006) and coeditor of a number of collections on the Civil War Era, including, most recently, Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era (2015). He is also the editor for two Fordham University Press series: Reconstructing America and the North’s Civil War. Jarret Ruminski (JR) is a freelance writer, researcher, and consultant living in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi (2017), which examines ordinary lives in Confederate-controlled Mississippi to show how military occupation and the ravages of war tested the meaning of loyalty during America’s greatest rift. He writes regularly about history, politics, and culture at That Devil History.com. Ryan Keating (RK) is the Civil War History book review editor and assistant professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the author of Shades of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era (2017) and the editor of letters of Col. Thomas and Margaret Cahill, The Greatest Trial I Ever Had: The Civil War Letters of Margaret and Thomas Cahill (2017).