For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America

For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America

by Dale Laackman

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ISBN-13: 9781893121980
Publisher: Everything Goes Media, LLC
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Prologue ix

Chapter 1 True Believer 1

Chapter 2 Flim-Flam Man 21

Chapter 3 On Her Own 31

Chapter 4 An Association 39

Chapter 5 Contract with the Devil 45

Chapter 6 Fertile Ground 53

Chapter 7 Power Play 81

Chapter 8 The Whistle 97

Chapter 9 The World 107

Chapter 10 Damage Control 141

Chapter 11 Shock Waves 165

Chapter 12 Flight 203

Chapter 13 End Game 235

Epilogue 251

Notes 259

Bibliography 273

Acknowledgments 281

Index 283

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For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TeriHen More than 1 year ago
Not just interesting, but fascinating story of the public relations team that promoted the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1910's and early 1920's. To think that all this happened pre WWII and how we as a nation fought the Nazis is ludicrous. Dale Laackman sets up the reader with lots of background information and slowly pulls you in so that you can't wait to hear what happens next. And this is history, not a fictitious story. Klan membership went from 500 to 5,000,000 under their reign and they made a lot of money doing it. Governors, mayors, judges, and police all helped promote their cause across the country, that white supremacy rules, we need to protect real Americans, and step up and take action whenever we see injustices. This was vigilante justice at its best and people signed on in droves. They had costumes, rituals and dues, just like all the other fun fraternal organizations and Edward Young Clark and Bessie Tyler easily took William Joseph Simmons' ideas and exploited them all out. Recommended for fans of history and anyone looking for a good solidly researched read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting true story about how two doggedly persistent entrepreneurs made a fortune by marketing and selling hate and fear. They took a relatively toothless KKK and in the early 20th century turned it into a force to be reckoned with for the next 50 years.