The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics
Rory McVeigh provides a revealing analysis of the broad social agenda of the 1920s-era Ku Klux Klan, showing that although the organization continued to promote white supremacy, it also addressed a wide range of social and economic issues, targeting immigrants and Catholics as well as African Americans as dangers to American society. In sharp contrast to earlier studies of...more
I read this book for a class that I am taking, and to be frank I did not like it that much. The book focuses on the second rising of the KKK, basically its revival in 1915, and not the original movement itself. What I found extremely irritating is that the majority of the data have been extracted from the KKK's own newspaper ˆThe Imperial Night-Hawkˆ.
It does provide a very different view on KKK - it offers a macrostructural framework of analysis, and the book tries to elucidate the three differ ...more