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

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

by Kelly J. Baker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700617920
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kelly J. Baker teaches religious studies and American studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Let's Get behind Old Glory and the Church of Jesus Christ": Religion, American Narratives, and the 1920s Klan
1. "Thank God for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan": The Klan's Protestantism
2. "Take the Christ out of America, and America Fails!": The Klan's Nationalism
3. "God Give Us Men": The Klan's Christian Knighthood
4. "The Sacredness of Motherhood": White Womanhood, Maternity, and Marriage in the 1920s Klan
5. "White Skin Will Not Redeem a Black Heart": The Klan's Whiteness, White Supremacy, and American Race
6. "Rome's Reputation Is Stained with Protestant Blood": The Klan-Notre Dame Riot of May 1924
Conclusion: "Guardians of Privilege": What the Klan Tells Us about American (Religious) History
Afterword: "Passing the Torch": The Klan's Brand in America
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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