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Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan
Notre Dame Vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan
by Todd Tucker
The riveting tale of the clash of two powerful institutions Notre Dame and the Klu Klux Klan that changed both institutions and America forever.
In 1924, students of the University of Notre Dame and members of the Ku Klux Klan faced off in a violent confrontation in South Bend, Indiana. This shocking and true hidden chapter in Catholic and American history is recounted in Notre Dame vs. The Klan, the story of two uniquely American institutions that rose to power amdist rampant anti-Catholicism and collided druing a riotous weekend.
Hardcover from Loyola Press
by Nancy K. MacLean
Book Description: On Thanksgiving night, 1915, a small band of hooded men gathered atop Stone Mountain, an imposing granite butte just outside Atlanta. With a flag fluttering in the wind beside them, a Bible open to the twelfth chapter of Romans, and a flaming cross to light the night sky above, William Joseph Simmons and his disciples proclaimed themselves the new Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, named for the infamous secret order in which many of their fathers had served after the Civil War. Unsure of their footing in the New South and longing for the provincial, patriarchal world of the past, the men of the second Klan saw themselves as an army in training for a war between the races. They boasted that they had bonded into "an invisible phalanx...to stand as impregnable as a tower against every encroachment upon the white man's liberty...in the white man's country, under the white man's flag."
Behind the Mask of Chivalry brings the "invisible phalanx" into broad daylight, culling from history the names, the life stories, and the driving passions of the anonymous Klansmen beneath the white hoods and robes. Using an unusual and rich cache of internal Klan records from Athens, Georgia to anchor her observations, author Nancy MacLean combines a fine-grained portrait of a local Klan world with a penetrating analysis of the second Klan's ideas and politics nationwide. No other right-wing movement has ever achieved as much power as the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and this book shows how and why it did. MacLean reveals that the movement mobilized its millions of American followers largely through campaigns waged over issues that today would be called "family values": Prohibition violation, premarital sex, lewd movies, anxieties about women's changing roles, and worries over waning parental authority. Neither elites nor "poor white trash," most of the Klan rank and file were married, middle-aged, and middle class. Local meetings, or klonklaves, featured readings of the minutes, plans for recruitment campaigns and Klan barbecues, and distribution of educational materials--Christ and Other Klansmen was one popular tome. Nonetheless, as mundane as proceedings often were at the local level, crusades over "morals" always operated in the service of the Klan's larger agenda of virulent racial hatred and middle-class revanchism. The men who deplored sex among young people and sought to restore the power of husbands and fathers were also sworn to reclaim the "white man's country," striving to take the vote from blacks and bar immigrants. Comparing the Klan to the European fascist movements that grew out of the crucible of the first World War, MacLean maintains that the remarkable scope and frenzy of the movement reflected less on members' power within their communities than on the challenges to that power posed by African Americans, Jews, Catholics, immigrants, and white women and youth who did not obey the Klan's canon of appropriaite conduct. In vigilante terror, the Klan's night riders acted out their movement's brutal determination to maintain inherited hierarchies of race, class, and gender.
Compellingly readable and impeccably researched, The Mask of Chivalry is an unforgettable investigation of a crucial era in American history, and the social conditions, cultural currents, and ordinary men that built this archetypal American reactionary movement.
Paperback from Oxford University Press
Circle of Fire (American Girl)
by Evelyn Coleman
Library Binding from Bt Bound
Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan (The Novel As American Social History)
by Thomas, Jr. Dixon, T. D. Clark
Paperback from University Press of Kentucky
Fiction by John Grisham
Hardcover from Doubleday
Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads, and the Rise of a New White Culture
by James Ridgeway
Paperback from Thunder's Mouth Press
A Fool's Errand
by Albion Winegar, Tourgee, John Hope Franklin
Paperback from Harvard Univ Pr
The Klan Unmasked
by Stetson Kennedy
Paperback from Florida Atlantic Univ
The Ku Klux Klan: A Hooded Brotherhood (Journey to Freedom)
by Ann Heinrichs
School & Library Binding from Childs World
Not by the Sword: How a Cantor and His Family Transformed a Klansman
by Kathryn Watterson
Book Description At a time when hate crimes seem to dominate the headlines, Not by the Sword tells the inspiring true story of how a Jewish cantor and his family changed the life of a virulent white supremacist leader.
The riveting account begins in 1991, when Cantor Michael Weisser receives his first threatening phone call from Larry Trapp, Grand Dragon of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Nebraska. Trapp, a wheelchair-bound amputee holed up in a cramped apartment filled with automatic weapons, Nazi paraphernalia, and stacks of hate literature, had for years led a campaign of terror in Lincoln, Nebraska. But Cantor Weisser and his wife Julie refused to be intimidated by Trapp's escalating threats. Instead, they made a stunning offer of friendship; after an emotional confrontation with the Weissers, Trapp shocked everyone—including himself—by resigning from the KKK and breaking his ties with other neo-Nazi leaders.
Not by the Sword recounts Larry Trapp's life as a racist, his startling transformation in response to the Weissers' kindness, and his subsequent crusade to redeem his past by apologizing to his victims and speaking out publicly against racism and bigotry. Kathryn Watterson movingly describes how one family, along with other individuals from the Jewish, African American, and Asian American communities in Lincoln, feared, fought, and then forgave a man who had tried to destroy them.
Winner of the Christopher Award for "artistic excellence in affirming the highest values of the human spirit," this gripping tale gives the reader an inside view of hate mongering, and offers a powerful testament to the triumph of the human spirit and the transforming power of love and tolerance.
Paperback from Northeastern University Press
Citizen Klansmen: The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, 1921-1928
by Leonard Joseph Moore
Hardcover from Univ of North Carolina Pr
Hooded Americanism: The History of the Ku Klux Klan
by David Mark Chalmers
Paperback from Duke Univ Pr (Txt)
Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of a Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
by David A. Horowitz, Ku Klux Klan 1915- Members
Paperback from Southern Illinois Univ Pr (Trd)
Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915-1949
by Glenn Feldman
Hardcover from Univ of Alabama Pr (Txt)
Hooded Knights on the Niagara: The Ku Klux Klan in Buffalo, New York
by Shawn Lay
Paperback from New York University Press
Papers Read at the Meeting of Grand Dragons Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at Their First Annual Meeting Held at Asheville, North Carolina, July 1923 (A)
by Gerald N. Grob, Ku Klux Klan
Hardcover from Ayer Co Pub
by Patsy Sims
Paperback from University Press of Kentucky
Sign of the Cross: The Prosecutor's True Story of a Landmark Trial Against the Klan
by John W. Phillips
Hardcover from Westminster John Knox Press
Under The Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan
by Worth H. Weller, Brad Thompson
Paperback from DeWitt Books
by Karen Hesse
It is 1924, and a small Vermont town finds itself under siege--by the Ku Klux Klan. Using free verse, Newbery Medal-winning author Karen Hesse (Out of the Dust) allows 11 unique and memorable voices to relate the story of the Klan's steady infiltration into the conscience of a small, Prohibition-era community. The Klan's "all-American" philosophy is at first embraced by several of the town's influential men, including Constable Parcelle Johnson and retailer Harvey Pettibone. But Harvey's sensible wife, Viola, and independent restaurant owner Iris Weaver suspect from the beginning that the Klan's arrival heralds trouble. As the only African Americans in town, 12-year old Leonora Sutter and her father try to escape Klan scrutiny, while 6-year-old, city-born Esther Hirsch remains blissfully unaware of the Klan's prejudice against Jews as she enjoys the Vermont countryside. And Sara Chickering, the lady farmer who has opened her home to Esther and her father, is torn between her own hidden biases and her growing love for Esther.
All, however, are galvanized towards action when a shadowy figure shoots at Esther and her father right through Sara's front door. Who would commit such an evil act? And is it too late to remove the poison that has insidiously leaked into their once tight-knit community? Part mystery, part social commentary, Hesse's historically accurate chronicle is a riveting catalyst for discussion that thoughtfully explores race and identity from every possible point of view. The free verse format and distinct characterizations also make Witness a perfect choice for library or classroom reader's theater productions. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert - Amazon.com
Paperback from Scholastic
Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s
by Kathleen M. Blee
Hardcover from University of California Press
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Invisible empire; the story of the Ku Klux Klan 1886-1871
by Stanley Fitzgerald Horn
Unknown Binding from Gordon Press
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Terror in the Night: The Klan's Campaign Against the Jews
by Jack Nelson
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