Erscheinungsdatum: 10.12.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Activities of Ku Klux Klan Organizations in the United States. Hearings Before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eigh, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 560, Informationen: 423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam, Gewicht: 799 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014031/bk_adbl_014031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best-selling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history - the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981, Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found 19-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death - the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael's grieving mother, legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan's motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the 20th century and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005253/bk_harp_005253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Edward L. "Ed" Jackson (December 27, 1873 - November 18, 1954) was the 32nd Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from January 12, 1925, to January 14, 1929. A member of Indiana branch of the Ku Klux Klan, he became involved in several scandals that continued throughout his term in office. He was tried on bribery charges related to his Klan activities but not convicted because the statute of limitations had expired. He finished his term in office, but left in disgrace and never again ran for public office.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Un-American is a pejorative term of US political discourse which is applied to people or institutions in the United States seen as deviating from US norms. The most famous use is in the title of the House Un-American Activities Committee which was started to combat Nazi and Ku Klux Klan (KKK) activity in the US during World War II and which later investigated the activities of Communists and purported Communists in the US. By 1959, however, former President Harry S. Truman had denounced the House Un-American Activities Committee as the "most un-American thing in the country today." The use and meaning of the term is by no means uniform in the US. Due in part to these historical associations with political abuses and jingoism, the attitudes of Americans toward the pejorative use of "Un-American" are often critical or suspicious. Moreover, Americans may vary widely in what they believe to be un-American.
Research for this project began when I was a doctoral student in Denton, Texas. I became interested in white supremacy during a graduate course dealing with Internet technology and communication. I found that groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the National Alliance, among others, were active in the online environment. Having grown up in Texas, I was aware of underground Klan activities but I found it surprising that some Klan groups had sophisticated Web sites and were actively recruiting members. Eventually I discovered Stormfront.org and I wanted to find out if activists who attended rallies and other events had anything in common with their online counterparts. After spending two years in the field as an observer, conducting personal interviews, and making comparisons with Stormfront.org discussions, I discovered that strands of nationalist ideology permeate the contemporary movement and that similar issues drive personal activism in the field and in the online environment.
A guerrilla fighter in the Ozark Mountains along the Missouri-Arkansas border during the Civil War describes how, in the aftermath of the conflict, he continued to defend the Radical Unionist cause through Reconstruction period and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, recounting his activities during the fierce guerrilla fighting that continued for some fifteen years in the region. Reprint.
'Until now, the best compilation on the activities of the Ku Klux Klan has been William H. Fisher's The Invisible Empire.... Both the Fisher and Davis/Sims-Wood bibliographies cite monographs, pamphlets, documents, dissertaions, and archival materials; but in contrast to Fisher, Davis and Sims-Wood offer 10,000 entries, nearly 75 percent of which are newspaper articles. These include coverage of foreign countries as well as 48 states. Two appendixes provide lists of Klan publications and archival and manuscript collections. ... [This] bibliography is the most comprehensive resource currently available on the Klan. Every library supporting programs in American history, political science, sociology, and Afro-American studies must buy it.'-Choice