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The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan (Novel as American Social History)

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Synopsis:

The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil. In The Clansman, his controversial 1905 novel, later the basis of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation, Thomas Dixon, describes the social, political, and economic disintegration that plagued the South during Reconstruction, depicting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the reactions of two families to racial conflict. This study in social history was alternatively praised and damned by contemporary critics. As historian Thomas D. Clark notes in his introduction, the novel opened wider a vein of racial hatred which was to poison further an age already in social and political upheaval. Dixon had in fact given voice in his novel to one of the most powerful latent forces in the social and political mind of the South. For modern readers, The Clansman probes the roots of the racial violence that still haunts our society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813101262
Designed:
Clark, T. D.
Author:
Clark, T. D.
Designed by:
Clark, T. D.
Designed:
Clark, T. D.
Author:
Dixon, Thomas
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Location:
Lexington
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
White supremacy movements
Subject:
United States Social conditions 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Novel as American Social History
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19701231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
7.67x5.26x.82 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil. In The Clansman, his controversial 1905 novel, later the basis of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation, Thomas Dixon, describes the social, political, and economic disintegration that plagued the South during Reconstruction, depicting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the reactions of two families to racial conflict. This study in social history was alternatively praised and damned by contemporary critics. As historian Thomas D. Clark notes in his introduction, the novel opened wider a vein of racial hatred which was to poison further an age already in social and political upheaval. Dixon had in fact given voice in his novel to one of the most powerful latent forces in the social and political mind of the South. For modern readers, The Clansman probes the roots of the racial violence that still haunts our society.
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