There is no other book like this. Not our usual suspects.
The book is organized around seven "hidden" rebellions in southern history. Some of these are specific events, some describe longer time periods. But each tale in itself is an engaging read, with memorable characters and events (corrupt and brutal sheriffs, daring brigands, freedom fighters).
It is a people's history in every sense, finding new, previously ignored angles from which to view themes otherwise familiar to historians and social scientists (slavery, reconstruction, civil rights, Appalachia, etc). Using an approach the authors call "anarchist historiography" (though anarchism itself is not a theme of the book), events usually relegated to footnotes are brought front and center, reframing traditional historical narratives in the process.