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They Called Themselves The K.k.k.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

They Called Themselves The K.k.k.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Overview

Boys, let us get up a club.With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866. The six friends named their club the Ku Klux Klan, and, all too quickly, their club grew into the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire with secret dens spread across the South.This is the story of how a secret terrorist group took root in America’s democracy. Filled with chilling and vivid personal accounts unearthed from oral histories, congressional documents, and diaries, this account from Newbery Honor-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a book to read and remember. A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist.


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ISBN-13: 9780547488035
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)
File size: 148 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845–1850, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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