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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


Painful Memory

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests that pleasurable and painful memory converge in every attraction, and that every attraction stages an ethical meeting ground of the wonderful and the dreadful. An attraction ... More


The Contest for My Country

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the volunteering and mobilization of Georgia's white plain folk during the Civil War that began in 1861. It traces the Pulaski Volunteers' departure from piney woods Georgia ... More


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