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Klansville, U.S.A

Klansville, U.S.A

The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-era Ku Klux Klan

  • Author: David Cunningham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199752028
  • Category: History
  • Page: 337
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Looks at the rise of KKK activity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s, focusing especially on the disproportionately large amount of Klan members in North Carolina.

White Robes and Burning Crosses

White Robes and Burning Crosses

A History of the Ku Klux Klan from 1866

  • Author: Michael Newton
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476617198
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 316
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With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 20: Social Class

  • Author: Larry J. Griffin,Peggy G. Hargis,Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882542
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 528
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: North Carolina
  • Page: N.A
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