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Backfire : how the Ku Klux Klan helped the civil rights movement

Author: David Mark Chalmers
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Backfire, the leading historian of the Ku Klux Klan brings the story of America's oldest terrorist society up-to-date. David Chalmers tells the stories of Imperial Wizard Robert Shelton, David Duke, and Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center, and follows the forty-year struggle to punish Klan murderers through the courts of Alabama, Georgia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. In his analysis, Chalmers shows
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mark Chalmers
ISBN: 0742523101 9780742523104 074252311X 9780742523111
OCLC Number: 50604842
Description: viii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The challenges of the 1960s --
Laissez-faire, violence & confusion after the school decision --
Bombingham --
Friends in high places : George Wallace --
Freedom riding --
The long hot summer --
Mississippi --
Selma --
Making the justice system work --
Klansmen on trial & the Klan's campaign of terror against the Jews of Mississippi --
Decline --
Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church & the Black Jesus --
Confrontation, poor-boy politics & revival in the late 70s --
Death in Greensboro --
David Duke steps forward --
Klan hunters : Morris Dees & the Southern Poverty Law Center --
Yesterday, today, forever : Klansmen, Klanswomen, terrorists & loose cannons --
The fifth era : an explosion on the right : coda, Patrick J. Buchanan.
Other Titles: How the Ku Klux Klan helped the civil rights movement
Responsibility: David Chalmers.

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