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Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan
by Craig Fox (Goodreads Author)
In 1920s Middle America, the Ku Klux Klan gained popularity not by appealing to the fanatical fringes of society, but by attracting the interest of “average” citizens. During this period, the Klan recruited members through the same unexceptional channels as any other organization or club, becoming for many a respectable public presence, a vehicle for civic activism, or the ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Michigan State University Press
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Very interesting book based primarily on the records held at Clarke Historical Library for the Newaygo County Chapter of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan. Discusses the role of the Klan as a money-making pyramid scheme as well as a social outlet for rural America while still providing a urban viewpoint through a contemporary Detroit Klansman's observations. Fox also conducts a detailed analysis of the relationships between various Klansmen, which reveals novel recruiting patterns that place this iteration ...more