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

Ebook Details

Authors

Rory McVeigh

Year 2009
Pages 248
Publisher Univ Of Minnesota Press
Language en
ISBN 9780816656202
File Size 2.24 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

In 1915, forty years after the original Ku Klux Klan disbanded, a former farmer, circuit preacher, and university lecturer named Colonel William Joseph Simmons revived the secret society. By the early 1920s the KKK had been transformed into a national movement with millions of dues-paying members and chapters in all of the nation’s forty-eight states.