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An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes ârequired readingâ for our time (New York Times Book Review).
Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordonâs disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded Klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this âsecond Klanâ spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant âhordesâ landing on American shores. âPart cautionary tale, part exposeâ (Washington Post), The Second Coming of the KKK âilluminates the surprising scope of the movementâ (The New Yorker); the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, manufactured news stories, and mass âKlonvocationsâ prior to its collapse in 1926?but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition. A âmust-readâ (Salon) for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers âchilling comparisons to the present dayâ (New York Review of Books). 8 pages of illustrations8 pages of illustrations
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