"The Ku Klux Klan in the City"
This paper reviews Kenneth T. Jackson's book, "The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930", a valuable look at the second Klan movement.
# 55907 | 1,130 words | 0 sources | 2005 |
Published on Feb 08, 2005 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , Political Science (Lobbyists and Pressure Groups) , History (U.S. 1900-1930)
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This paper examines the way the second Klan movement captured political power in urban centers in the South and the North as portrayed in Kenneth T. Jackson's book, "The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930". The book dispels many of the stereotypes of the Klan as a rural, Southern movement. The author points out that as the Klan grew in prominence it moved into new areas. In the South, it moved into areas such as Knoxville and Dallas. In the North, it expanded into Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis, a city which became the center of Klan activity. The Klan also moved west into California, Portland, and Denver. The paper states that, according to Jackson, the Klan's weakness in the political sphere can be largely attributed to its association with racism and intolerance because the Klan found ample opportunity to denounce Catholicism, integration, Judaism, immigration and internationalism as threats to traditional American values.
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