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The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930

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Publisher Comments:

For decades the most frightening example of bigotry and hatred in America, the Ku Klux Klan has usually been seen as a rural and small-town product an expression of the decline of the countryside in the face of rising urban society. Kenneth Jackson's important book revises conventional wisdom about the Klan. He shows that its roots in the 1920s can also be found in burgeoning cities among people who were frightened, dislocated, and uprooted by rapid changes in urban life. Many joined the Klan for sincere patriotic motives, unaware of the ugly prejudice that lay beneath the civic rhetoric. Mr. Jackson not only dissects the Klan's activities and membership, he also traces its impact on the public life of the twenties. In many places from Atlanta to Dallas, from Buffalo to Portland, Oregon the Klan agitated politics, held immense power, and won elective office. The Ku Klux Klan in the City is a continuing and timely reminder of the tensions and antagonisms beneath the surface of our national life. Comprehensively researched, methodically organized, lucidly written...a book to be respected. Journal of American History.

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of the (OP) Oxford U. Press edition of 1967. Owners of the original may opt to add this non-acidic printing. New (2 pp.) foreword by Jackson (Barzun Prof., Columbia U.).
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Synopsis:

Revising conventional wisdom about the Klan, Mr. Jackson shows that its roots in the 1920s can also be found in the burgeoning cities. Comprehensively researched, methodically organized, lucidly written...a book to be respected. --Journal of American History

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-308) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780929587820
Author:
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Ku klux klan
Subject:
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Subject:
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) - History
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1st Elephant pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.23x5.55x.96 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Revising conventional wisdom about the Klan, Mr. Jackson shows that its roots in the 1920s can also be found in the burgeoning cities. Comprehensively researched, methodically organized, lucidly written...a book to be respected. --Journal of American History
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