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Behind the mask of chivalry : the making of the second Ku Klux Klan

Author: Nancy MacLean
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995. ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Oxford University Press pbkView all editions and formats
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Elegantly written and meticulously researched, this book offers a major new interpretation of the Ku Klux Klan in America, placing the organization in its context of class and gender as well as race  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy MacLean
ISBN: 0195098366 9780195098365
OCLC Number: 34891261
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--(University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Description: xvii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Context and motive --
Mobilizing the invisible army --
Where money rules and morals rot: the vise of modernity --
Men in the middle: the class composition of the Klan --
Content and purpose --
Reactionary populism: the politics of class --
Cleaning up morality: the politics of sex and age --
The approaching apocalypse: the politics of race --
Paramilitary paternalism: the politics of terror --
Meanings --
The second Klan in larger perspective.
Responsibility: Nancy MacLean.

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a remarkable, readable, and important book on the second Ku Klux Klan. From a database of 418 Klan memebers she extracted statistical and individual profiles. She skilfully weaves national,state, and Read more...

 
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