Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

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University of Chicago Press #ad - In ku klux kulture, felix harcourt argues that in the 1920s the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire had an even wider significance as a cultural movement. Ku klux kulture reveals the extent to which the KKK participated in and penetrated popular American culture, reaching far beyond its paying membership to become part of modern American society.

Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s #ad - Harcourt shows how the Klan’s racist and nativist ideology became subsumed in sunnier popular portrayals of heroic vigilantism. Ku klux kulture gives us an unsettling glimpse into the past, arguing that the Klan did not die so much as melt into America’s prevailing culture. In the process he challenges prevailing depictions of the 1920s, which may be best understood not as the Jazz Age or the Age of Prohibition, but as the Age of the Klan.

In popular understanding, the Ku Klux Klan is a hateful white supremacist organization. The klan owned radio stations, and sports teams, music, newspapers, and its members created popular films, pulp novels, and more.

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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

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Liveright #ad - An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time New York Times Book Review. Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s.

Part cautionary tale, the second coming of the kkk “illuminates the surprising scope of the movement” The New Yorker; the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, part expose” Washington Post, manufactured news stories, and mass “Klonvocations” prior to its collapse in 1926?but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition.

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition #ad - Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this “second Klan” spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores.

A “must-read” salon for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers “chilling comparisons to the present day” New York Review of Books. 8 pages of illustrations 8 pages of illustrations.

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American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865, with Sources

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Oxford University Press #ad - The authors use the frequent movement of people, and ideas into, out of, goods, and within America's borders as a framework. American horizons, Second Edition, is the only U. S. History. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, Second Edition, American Horizons, illustrates the relevance of U. S. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than 100 maps.

History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U. S. History to american students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives.

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. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world.

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Freedom Summer: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and Culture

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Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK's Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930 CultureAmerica

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University Press of Kansas #ad - To tell american history from this startling perspective demonstrates that some citizens still participate in intolerant behavior to protect a fabled white Protestant nation. Baker contends instead that the kkk based its justifications for hatred on a particular brand of Protestantism that resonated with mainstream Americans, one that employed burning crosses and robes to explicitly exclude Jews and Catholics.

Through these publications we see a klan trying to adapt its hate-based positions with the changing times in order to expand its base by reaching beyond a narrowly defined white male Protestant America. This engrossing expos looks closely at the klan's definition of Protestantism, its notions of masculinity and femininity, its belief in a strong relationship between church and state, and its views on Jews and African Americans.

To show how the klan used religion to further its agenda of hate while appealing to everyday Americans, Kelly Baker takes readers back to its "second incarnation" in the 1920s. The book also examines in detail the klan's infamous 1924 anti-Catholic riot at Notre Dame University and draws alarming parallels between the Klan's message of the 1920s and current posturing by some Tea Party members and their sympathizers.

Analyzing the complex religious arguments the Klan crafted to gain acceptability—and credibility—among angry Americans, Baker reveals that the Klan was more successful at crafting this message than has been credited by historians. To many americans, modern marches by the Ku Klux Klan may seem like a throwback to the past or posturing by bigoted hatemongers.

Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK's Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930 CultureAmerica #ad - During that decade, the revived klan hired a public relations firm that suggested it could reach a wider audience by presenting itself as a "fraternal Protestant organization that championed white supremacy as opposed to marauders of the night. That campaign was so successful that the Klan established chapters in all forty-eight states.

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Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s

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University of California Press #ad - One of these stereotypes of the Ku Klux Klan offers a misleading picture. In her new preface, blee reflects on how recent scholarship on gender and right-wing extremism suggests new ways to understand women's place in the 1920s Klan's crusade for white and Christian supremacy. In women of the Klan, sociologist Kathleen M.

Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s #ad - Male. Ignorant. Brutal. Blee dismantles the popular notion that politically involved women are always inspired by pacifism, equality, and justice.

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Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan

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Oxford University Press #ad - Local meetings, plans for recruitment campaigns and Klan barbecues, featured readings of the minutes, or klonklaves, and distribution of educational materials--Christ and Other Klansmen was one popular tome. Comparing the klan to the european fascist movements that grew out of the crucible of the first World War, immigrants, 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, and white women and youth who did not obey the Klan's canon of appropriate conduct.

. 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. Compellingly readable and impeccably researched, The Mask of Chivalry is an unforgettable investigation of a crucial era in American history, cultural currents, and the social conditions, and ordinary men that built this archetypal American reactionary movement.

Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan #ad - Using an unusual and rich cache of internal klan records from Athens, to anchor her observations, Georgia, 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.

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.

Neither elites nor "poor white trash, middle-aged, " most of the Klan rank and file were married, and middle class.

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The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality

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Oxford University Press #ad - But today members of the same demographic, feeling silenced and ignored by mainstream parties, have moved to the political margins. In this daring and compelling book, he makes the case that tension between the vestiges of white working class power and its perceived loss have produced the unique phenomenon of white working class radicalization.

Answers to the question of how to rebuild centrist coalitions in both the U. S. Oxford university Press USA. And U. K. Have become increasingly elusive. How did a group of people synonymous with middle britain and middle america drift to the ends of the political spectrum? What drives their emerging radicalism? And what could possibly lead a group with such enduring numerical power to, Justin Gest speaks to people living in once thriving working class cities--Youngstown, in many instances, consider themselves a "minority" in the countries they once defined? In The New Minority, Ohio and Dagenham, England--to arrive at a nuanced understanding of their political attitudes and behaviors.

The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality #ad - It wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle of British and American societies. In the united states and the united kingdom, economic disenfranchisement, nativist sentiments and fear of the unknown among this group have even inspired the creation of new right-wing parties and resulted in a remarkable level of support for fringe political candidates, most notably Donald Trump.

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American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865

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Oxford University Press #ad - The authors use the frequent movement of people, and ideas into, goods, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than 100 maps. American horizons, Third Edition, presents the traditional narrative of U.

S. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U. S. History. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, Third Edition, American Horizons, illustrates the relevance of U. S. History in a global context.

American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865 #ad - History to american students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. Oxford university Press USA. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, and global institutions, the evolving definition of citizenship, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, political and ideological contests and their consequences, cultural change and continuity, forces, national, and events.

. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world.

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One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s

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Ivan R. Dee #ad - Since the 1990s, intensive community-based historical studies have reinterpreted the 1920s Klan. Sharing a restrictive american identity with most native-born white Protestants after World War I, law enforcement especially Prohibition, hooded knights pursued fraternal fellowship, and paid close attention to public education, community activism, local reforms, and moral/sexual orthodoxy.

No recent general history of the 1920s Klan movement reflects these new perspectives on the Klan. One hundred percent american incorporates them while also highlighting the racial and religious intolerance, violent outbursts, and political ambition that aroused widespread opposition to the Invisible Empire.

Rather than the violent, racist extremists of popular lore and current observation, 1920s Klansmen appear in these works as more mainstream figures. Balanced and comprehensive, its limitations, One Hundred Percent American explains the Klan's appeal, and the reasons for its rapid decline in a society confronting the reality of cultural and religious pluralism.

One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s #ad - In the 1920s, a magnet for white protestant community formation, a revived Ku Klux Klan burst into prominence as a self-styled defender of American values, and a would-be force in state and national politics. Oxford university Press USA. But the hooded bubble burst at mid-decade, and the social movement that had attracted several million members and additional millions of sympathizers collapsed into insignificance.

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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - National book critics circle award winnernew york times bestsellera new york times notable book of the yeara washington post notable nonfiction Book of the YearA Boston Globe Best Book of 2016A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016From the Civil War to our combustible present, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America--now in paperback with a new afterword by the author, White Rage reframes our continuing conversation about race, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson.

As ferguson, missouri, instead, ” historian carol anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage, erupted in August 2014, "white rage at work.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide #ad - With so much attention on the flames, " she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling. Since 1865 and the passage of the thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains.

Oxford university Press USA. The end of the civil war and reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, or protection against fraud, fiscal responsibility, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage.

Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.

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