The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics

The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics

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by Rory McVeigh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816656207

ISBN-13: 9780816656202

Pub. Date: 05/06/2009

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Rory McVeigh provides a revealing analysis of the broad social agenda of the 1920s-era Ku Klux Klan, showing that although the organization continued to promote white supremacy, it also addressed a wide range of social and economic issues, targeting immigrants and Catholics as well as African Americans as dangers to American society. In sharp contrast to earlier

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Rory McVeigh provides a revealing analysis of the broad social agenda of the 1920s-era Ku Klux Klan, showing that although the organization continued to promote white supremacy, it also addressed a wide range of social and economic issues, targeting immigrants and Catholics as well as African Americans as dangers to American society. In sharp contrast to earlier studies of the KKK, McVeigh treats the Klan as it saw itself-as a national organization concerned with national issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816656202
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
05/06/2009
Series:
Social Movements, Protest and Contention
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 The Klan as a National Movement 1

2 The Rebirth of a Klan Nation, 1915-1924 19

3 Power Devaluation 32

4 Responding to Economic Change: Redefining Markets along Cultural Lines 49

5 National Politics and Mobilizing "100 Percent American" Voters 86

6 Fights over Schools and Booze 112

7 How to Recruit a Klansman 139

8 Klan Activism across the Country 167

9 The Klan's Last Gasp: Campaigning to Keep a Catholic out of the White House, 1925-1928 180

Conclusion: Right-Wing Movements, Yesterday and Today 196

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 205

Works Cited 221

Index 231

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Democrats supported the kkk by ending the reformation.