Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915-1949

Feldman, Glenn

Published by University of Alabama Press, 1999
ISBN 10: 0817309837 / ISBN 13: 9780817309831
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Synopsis: This work argues that the Ku Klux Klan remained active during the 1930s and 1940s when it was presumed dormant. The author also examines how the Klan's opponents during the Depression and war years saw it as an impediment to attracting outside investment to the state.

From the Back Cover: The Ku Klux Klan has wielded considerable power both as a terrorist group and as a political force. Usually viewed as appearing in distinct incarnations, the Klans of the 20th century are now shown by Glenn Feldman to have a greater degree of continuity than has been previously suspected. Victims of Klan terrorism continued to be aliens, foreigners, or outsiders in Alabama: the freed slave during Reconstruction, the 1920s Catholic or Jew, the 1930s labor organizer or Communist, and the returning black veteran of World War II were all considered a threat to the dominant white culture.

This in-depth examination of the Klan in a single state, which features rare photographs, provides a means of understanding the order's development throughout the South. Feldman's book represents definitive research into the history of the Klan and makes a major contribution to our understanding of both that organization and the history of Alabama.

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Title: Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, ...
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good

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