The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

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by Thomas Dixon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813101263

ISBN-13: 9780813101262

Pub. Date: 12/28/1970

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780813101262
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
12/28/1970
Series:
Novel as American Social History Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.67(h) x 0.82(d)

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The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Dixon's novel The Clansman does not deal with the actual KKK until the remaining 100 or so pages of the book. The Clansman is a portrail of the events leading up to the dominance of the KKK. This book greatly departs from actual history and therefore was most likely subjected to harsh critizicism during the time of its public release. But, overall the story was quite entertaining and now I have the pleasure of writing a 12 page report varifying its historical accuracy. I expect it to be quite easy!