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Ku-Klux : the birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Author: Elaine Frantz Parsons
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first comprehensive examination of the nineteenth-century Ku-Klux Klan since the 1970s, Ku-Klux pinpoints the group's rise with startling acuity. Historians have traced the origins of the Klan to Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866, but the details behind the group's emergence have long remained shadowy. By parsing the earliest descriptions of the Klan, Elaine Frantz Parsons reveals that it was only as reports of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Frantz Parsons
ISBN: 9781469625423 1469625423
OCLC Number: 941068642
Notes: "This book was published with the assistance of the Anniversary Endowment Fund of the University of North Carolina Press."
Description: 388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The roots of the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee --
Ku-Klux attacks define a new black and white manhood --
Ku-Klux attacks define Southern public life --
The Ku-Klux in the national press --
Ku-Klux skepticism and denial in Reconstruction-era public discourse --
Race and violence in Union County, South Carolina --
The Union County Ku-Klux in national discourse.
Responsibility: Elaine Frantz Parsons.

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"The first comprehensive examination of the nineteenth-century Ku-Klux Klan since the 1970s, Ku-Klux pinpoints the group's rise with startling acuity. Historians have traced the origins of the Klan to Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866, but the details behind the group's emergence have long remained shadowy. By parsing the earliest descriptions of the Klan, Elaine Frantz Parsons reveals that it was only as reports of the Tennessee Klan's mysterious and menacing activities began circulating in northern newspapers that whites enthusiastically formed their own Klan groups throughout the South. The spread of the Klan was thus intimately connected with the politics and mass media of the North"--

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By focusing on the various modes of (self-)representation and the practices of producing knowledge about the Klan's activities Parsons has written a fascinating book that connects many dots on a Read more...

 
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