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The Resource Klansville, U.S.A. : the rise and fall of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan, David Cunningham

Klansville, U.S.A. : the rise and fall of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan, David Cunningham

Label
Klansville, U.S.A. : the rise and fall of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan
Title
Klansville, U.S.A.
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan
Statement of responsibility
David Cunningham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: In the 1960s, on the heels of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and in the midst of the growing Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed, reaching an intensity not seen since the 1920s, when the KKK boasted over 4 million members. Most surprisingly, the state with the largest Klan membership-more than the rest of the South combined-was North Carolina, a supposed bastion of southern-style progressivism. Klansville, U.S.A. is the first substantial history of the civil rights-era KKK's astounding rise and fall, focusing on the under-explored case of the United Klans of America (UKA) in North Carolina. Why the UKA flourished in the Tar Heel state presents a fascinating puzzle and a window into the complex appeal of the Klan as a whole. Drawing on a range of new archival sources and interviews with Klan members, including state and national leaders, the book uncovers the complex logic of KKK activity. David Cunningham demonstrates that the Klan organized most successfully where whites perceived civil rights reforms to be a significant threat to their status, where mainstream outlets for segregationist resistance were lacking, and where the policing of the Klan's activities was lax. Moreover, by connecting the Klan to the more mainstream segregationist and anti-communist groups across the South, Cunningham provides valuable insight into southern conservatism, its resistance to civil rights, and the region's subsequent dramatic shift to the Republican Party. Klansville, U.S.A. illuminates a period of Klan history that has been largely ignored, shedding new light on organized racism and on how political extremism can intersect with mainstream institutions and ideals
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunningham, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Label
Klansville, U.S.A. : the rise and fall of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan, David Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Beginnings: the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina and the nation -- 2: Rise of the Carolina Klan -- 3: Rebirth of Klan counters moderate action in state: the united Klans of America and southern politics -- 4: Klan recruitment in North Carolina counties -- 5: Joining the Klan -- 6: Locating "Klansville, U S A" -- 7: Fall of united Klans -- Epilogue: How the Carolina Klan does-and doesn't-matter in the post-Klan south -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn778827939
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 337 pages
Isbn
9780199752027
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199752027
  • (OCoLC)778827939
  • (Sirsi) b1331242x
Label
Klansville, U.S.A. : the rise and fall of the civil rights-era Ku Klux Klan, David Cunningham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Beginnings: the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina and the nation -- 2: Rise of the Carolina Klan -- 3: Rebirth of Klan counters moderate action in state: the united Klans of America and southern politics -- 4: Klan recruitment in North Carolina counties -- 5: Joining the Klan -- 6: Locating "Klansville, U S A" -- 7: Fall of united Klans -- Epilogue: How the Carolina Klan does-and doesn't-matter in the post-Klan south -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn778827939
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 337 pages
Isbn
9780199752027
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199752027
  • (OCoLC)778827939
  • (Sirsi) b1331242x

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