The Ku Klux Klan emerged in Wood County, Ohio, in late 1922, and at its peak, the white supremacist group numbered nearly 1,400 members in the county. Klan members occupied many municipal and county-elected positions, and nearly 40 percent of the Protestant ministers of Wood County joined the group in the 1920s. The Klan engaged in cross burnings, public marches and vigilante activities here during the 1920s and 1930s. Join author Michael Brooks as he examines the unsettling history of the KKK in Wood County.
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About the Author
Dr. Michael Brooks teaches history at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Dr. Brooks has academic research interests in epidemiological history as well as the global history of European expansion. Brooks also worked for about a decade as a print journalist, covering news for local, regional and national periodicals. Prior to joining BGSU in 2009, Brooks taught at a number of regional colleges and universities, including Wayne State University and the University of Toledo.
Table of Contents
1 Understanding Wood County 15
2 The Rise of the Second Ku Klux Klan 27
3 Racism, Nativism and Religious Intolerance in 1920s Wood County 37
4 The Growth of the Ku Klux Klan in Wood County 57
5 The Peak of the Wood County Ku Klux Klan 75
6 The Wood County Ku Klux Klan as Public Spectacle 89
7 Resistance to the Wood County Ku Klux Klan 103
8 Decline of the Wood County Ku Klux Klan 111
Glossary of Klan Terminology 125
Appendix I Members of the Wood County Klavern of the Ku Klux Klan, 1923-41 129
Appendix II Wood County Klan New Initiate Oath Ceremony 147
About the Author 171
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