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The fiery cross : the Ku Klux Klan in America

Wade, Wyn Craig.

New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

ix, 526 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Few groups in our history are as fascinating and mysterious as the Ku Klux Klan. Its story is one of violence, political manipulation and intrigue, absurdity, and mesmerizing organizational and propaganda skills. Through shrewd political tactics and powerful leadership, the Klan has oftenbeen a potent force, as it encouraged Americans to protect themselves from those they find "unacceptable." Its actions have made it one of the most feared groups in America.In The Fiery Cross, Wyn Craig Wade traces the Klan from its beginnings after the Civil War as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, to the present. Wade provides us with the history of the group, which has gone through a number of declines and renaissances over the last hundred years. We followthe Klan's resurgence in 1915 after D.W. Griffith's epic film The Birth of a Nation depicted Klan members as heroic saviors of the old Southern society, to the swearing in of President Warren G. Harding as a Klansman in the Green Room, and from the Klan's championing of white supremacy as a responseto the Civil Rights movement in the 60s, to their present day activities, aligning themselves with a variety of neo-fascist and right-wing groups in the American West. Finally, Wade provides us with an assessment of the Klan's future.The Fiery Cross provides an exhaustive analysis and perspective on this dark shadow of American society. It is long overdue.

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ISBN:

0195123573 (pbk)

LC Call No:

HS2230.K63 W33 1998

Dewey Class No:

322.4/2/0973 21

Author:

Wade, Wyn Craig.

Title:

The fiery cross : the Ku Klux Klan in America / Wyn Craog Wade/

Publisher:

New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Physical:

ix, 526 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes:

Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1987. With new pref.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subject:

Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--History.

Subject:

White supremacy movements--United States--History.

Subject:

Racism--United States--History.

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