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The Ku-Klux in the National Press

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Northern newspapers used the Klan to talk about the nature of citizenship, the expansion of the state, and their anxieties that the individual was subject to manipulation by an increasingly robust ... More


Ku-Klux Skepticism and Denial in Reconstruction-Era Public Discourse

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan denial remained remarkably persistent throughout and after the Klan period. As reams of testimony and massive stores of physical evidence of Klan violence poured into Washington, D.C., not only ... More


The Roots of the Ku-Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Klan was founded not by southern plantation owners but by politically moderate, fairly cosmopolitan, border-state professionals in Pulaski, Tennessee. These young white men, facing the political, ... More


Ku-Klux Attacks Define a New Black and White Manhood

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan attacks took on distinct cultural forms. Ku-Klux borrowed their costume and violent performance not only from local culture, but also from popular cultural tropes in national circulation and ... More


Ku-Klux Attacks Define Southern Public Life

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan attackers, government officials, and Klan victims each for their own reasons, intended for the story of Klan attacks to circulate. Ku-Klux, of course, dictated many of the terms of the attack, ... More


Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The reconstruction-era Ku-Klux Klan emerged as a solution to the problem of southern white defeat and black empowerment. Through Klan terror, white southern men tried both to reestablish their local ... More


The Union County Ku-Klux in National Discourse

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Journalists and political leaders outside Union County responded to and represented its violence, and how Union County elites controlled their violence would be understood and appropriated by ... More


Home and Hearth: Women, the Klan, Conservative Religion, and Traditional Family Values

Glenn Feldman

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines women, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and traditional family values and conservative religion in the American South. It discusses the tendency of many Catholics in the region to allow ... More


Race and Violence in Union County, South Carolina

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The translocal, disembodied idea of the Klan had to take root in specific local communities. This chapter explores the Klan’s emergence in Union County, South Carolina, a community with its own ... More


Fighting Terrorism: The Army and the Klan

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Ku Klux Klan terror reached its peak in North Carolina during the period between 1870 and 1871. The army did not participate as it believed that the civil authorities were adequate enough to handle ... More


The Good, the Bad, and the Best Sellers

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Klan had a vested interest in American literature – and in print culture writ large – in the 1920s. While Klan members backed popular efforts for literary censorship, particularly as part of the ... More


Houses, Yards, and Other Domestic Domains

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter illustrates how the years of Reconstruction saw extensive campaigns of vigilante terror, making it one of the most violent eras in U.S. history. Bands of white men roamed the rural areas ... More


Beginnings The Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina and the Nation

David Cunningham

in Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199752027
eISBN:
9780199979431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752027.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the waves of Ku Klux Klan mobilization in the century leading up to the 1960s. Beginning with the KKK's modest origins in post-bellum Pulaski, Tennessee, the chapter outlines ... More


That Ghastly Saxophone

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Ku Klux Klan in the context of American music history, arguing that the idea of the 1920s as “Jazz Age” is a pernicious cultural myth. Many vocally hated jazz, with Klan ... More


Alma White’s Bloodless Warfare: Women and Violence in U.S. Religious History

Lynn S. Neal

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates three interrelated themes that can be seen in the story of Bishop Alma White, who endorses the second Ku Klux Klan. Firstly, her life has been a testimony to the centrality ... More


The Making of a White Middle Class: The Ku Klux Klan and Urban Reform

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the rise of the white Protestant middle-class population and its formation as a group. It argues that the Oakland Klan movement had its greatest impact on the city's majority ... More


Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Mark L Bradley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though the Civil War ended in April 1865, the conflict between Unionists and Confederates continued. The bitterness and rancor resulting from the collapse of the Confederacy spurred an ongoing cycle ... More


Good Fiction Qualities

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter notes that the Ku Klux Klan was also a staple of popular fiction in the 1920s, particularly as a thrilling backdrop in the pulp fiction published in magazines like Black Mask. Novelists ... More


Just Entertainment

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Ku Klux Klan in the context of film history and theater history. In doing so, it concludes that the movement’s relationship with stage and screen extended far past the ... More


Shades of Anti–Civil Rights Violence: Reconsidering the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi

David Cunningham

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Ku Klux Klan and its place in the civil rights movement in Mississippi, with emphasis on its link to violence or armed self-defense as part of how to address issues of ... More


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