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Gospel according to the Klan : the KKK's appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930

Author: Kelly Baker
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, [2011] ©2011
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To many Americans, modern marches by the Ku Klux Klan may seem like a throwback to the past or posturing by bigoted hatemongers. To Kelly Baker, they are a reminder of how deeply the Klan is rooted in American mainstream Protestant culture.Most studies of the KKK dismiss it as an organization of racists attempting to intimidate minorities and argue that the Klan used religion only as a rhetorical device. Baker  Read more...
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Baker, Kelly (Kelly J.).
Gospel according to the Klan.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, 2011
(DLC) 2011014243
(OCoLC)713567412
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Baker
ISBN: 0700624562 9780700624560 9780700617920 0700617922
OCLC Number: 969443872
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 326 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: "Let's get behind Old Glory and the church of Jesus Christ": religion, American narratives, and the 1920s Klan --
"Thank God for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan": the Klan's protestantism --
"Take the Christ out of America, and America fails!": the Klan's nationalism --
"God give us men": the Klan's Christian knighthood --
"The sacredness of motherhood": white womanhood, maternity, and marriage in the 1920s Klan --
"White skin will not redeem a black heart": the Klan's whiteness, white supremacy, and American race --
"Rome's reputation is stained with protestant blood": the Klan-Notre Dame Riot of May 1924 --
"Guardians of privilege": what the Klan tells us about American (religious) history --
"Passing the torch": the Klan's brand in America.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Kelly J. Baker.

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Shows that the Ku Klux Klan based its justifications for hatred on a particular brand of Protestantism that resonated with mainstream Americans. Analyzes the complex religious arguments the Klan  Read more...

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