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The second coming of the invisible empire : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, William Rawlings

Label
The second coming of the invisible empire : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
Title
The second coming of the invisible empire
Title remainder
the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
Statement of responsibility
William Rawlings
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Organized primarily as a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era. This new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America's most powerful social and political organizations. While often using intimidation and violence against its foes, the Klan was responsible for the election of supportive politicians at all levels of government. Following a disastrous attempt to influence the presidential election of 1924, and with increasing public awareness of the Klan's corrupt and violent nature, the order faltered, becoming a mere wisp of its former self by 1930
Cataloging source
GMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rawlings, William
Dewey number
322.4/2097309042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HS2330.K63
LC item number
R39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mercer University Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simmons, W. J.
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Simmons, W. J.
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Ku-Klux-Klan
  • Racism
  • Hate groups
  • Social movements
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Hate groups
  • Political culture
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Social movements
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The second coming of the invisible empire : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, William Rawlings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The roots of the invisible empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1860s -- The roots of the Klan -- A brief history of reconstruction -- The arc of terrorism -- Part II. The lost cause years 1865-1915: From terrorists to knights in white sheets -- The apotheosis of the fallen -- The golden age of fraternalism -- The man who would be emperor -- White knights to the rescue -- Lighting the fiery cross -- Part III. The Klan reborn: The Ku Klux Klan of the twentieth century -- The battle of the Klans -- Secret agent men -- Militants, Bolsheviks, and the gentlemanly Gorilla -- The end of the beginning -- Part IV. The rise to power -- Ku Klux Koin: The spread of the Klan -- A standard fraternal order: The Klan in action -- Opposition: The Klan under siege -- Part V. The seeds of destruction -- Toys for tots -- Floggings for floozies -- The son of Uncle Remus -- The son of Uncle Remus -- New characters and a palace coup -- Blackmail, the Mann act, and murder -- Part VI. New directions? -- Thirty pieces of silver and political aspirations -- Apogee -- Part VII. It all falls apart -- The decline and fall of the invisible empire -- Part VIII. In the end -- What was the Klan? -- Threre are no second acts -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn944242464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780881465617
Lccn
2015303353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780881465617
  • (OCoLC)944242464
Label
The second coming of the invisible empire : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, William Rawlings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The roots of the invisible empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1860s -- The roots of the Klan -- A brief history of reconstruction -- The arc of terrorism -- Part II. The lost cause years 1865-1915: From terrorists to knights in white sheets -- The apotheosis of the fallen -- The golden age of fraternalism -- The man who would be emperor -- White knights to the rescue -- Lighting the fiery cross -- Part III. The Klan reborn: The Ku Klux Klan of the twentieth century -- The battle of the Klans -- Secret agent men -- Militants, Bolsheviks, and the gentlemanly Gorilla -- The end of the beginning -- Part IV. The rise to power -- Ku Klux Koin: The spread of the Klan -- A standard fraternal order: The Klan in action -- Opposition: The Klan under siege -- Part V. The seeds of destruction -- Toys for tots -- Floggings for floozies -- The son of Uncle Remus -- The son of Uncle Remus -- New characters and a palace coup -- Blackmail, the Mann act, and murder -- Part VI. New directions? -- Thirty pieces of silver and political aspirations -- Apogee -- Part VII. It all falls apart -- The decline and fall of the invisible empire -- Part VIII. In the end -- What was the Klan? -- Threre are no second acts -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn944242464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780881465617
Lccn
2015303353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780881465617
  • (OCoLC)944242464

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