Erscheinungsdatum: 21.03.1979, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: White Terror, Titelzusatz: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction, Autor: Trelease, Allen W., Verlag: Praeger, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika // USA // 19. Jahrhundert // 1800 bis 1899 n. Chr, Rubrik: Geschichte // Regionalgeschichte, Seiten: 616, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 1137 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades; and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets. This is the story of the Ku Klux Klan and their chief brand: Lynchings, as told in the original newspaper stories from journals across the nation. Some are brief, telling only of a single attack while others are more comprehensive and detailed, telling the story with the inclusion of complex and emotional occurrences. The attempt of the KKK to cloak the power of control over others with fear and violence is explained in some of these news stories. The chief advocate and leader of the Klan was interviewed by reporters and allowed fair access to give his side of the story. The heroism of various groups such as the NAACP and others who risked their lives standing up to thugs and criminals is also noted, as well as the words of those individuals and leaders who fought to eliminate the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. While the KKK had as much right as any group to demonstrate and articulate their cause, the deceits and criminal actions employed by them separated their group from the legal actions of others. For listeners in the 21st Century who know little of the life and death of the KKK, the admonition to understand and know history in order to avoid repeating it, should be considered. Therefore, it is in that hope that this audiobook has been prepared. WARNING: Authentic descriptions are vivid and brutal and the racially charged language of this historic news reports and commentary has not been modified. This material is for adults and parental guidance is appropriate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew L. Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012702/bk_acx0_012702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Winner, History, 2014 Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2013 Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white 17-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day's end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hell-bent on lynching the young men who came to be known as the "Groveland Boys". And so began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights", into the deadly fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight - not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates involved with the case and Marshall had endured continual threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as "one of the bes 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Francis James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003512/bk_harp_003512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ku Klux Klan, Hate group, White American, African American, Terrorism, Freedman, White League, Racism, Anti- Catholicism, Anti- communism, Antisemitism, Nativism (politics), Middle class, Knights of the Golden Circle, Eric Foner, Reign of Terror, Civil Rights Act of 187, Leo Frank, Benjamin Franklin Butler (politician).
From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great-uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.As a lawyer in early-twentieth-century Washington DC, Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Theodore Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his hometown to investigate rumours of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.Arriving in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror - but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart.Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
In vivid, comprehensive, and often grim detail, Invisible Empire charts 130 years of Ku Klux Klan activity in Florida, one of the Klan's most violent and enduring realms. Beginning with the chaotic days of Reconstruction, when Klansmen killed more than 150 victims in a single country, this important history describes the organization's influence on Florida politics and its links to modern law enforcement. From the KKK's heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, its alignment in the 1970s and 1980s with a growing crop of neo-Nazis and other cultists, and its emergence in the 1990s on the fringe of the 'right-to-life' movement, Florida Klansmen have waged a constant war against progressive society. Their crimes range from petty vandalism to assassination and destruction of entire communities. Florida governors have courted Klan ballots, and high-ranking lawmen collaborated with the Klan in campaigns of arson and murder. In addition to recounting tales of violence, Newton addresses the critical question of how the hooded night riders continue to survive -- a bitter, marginalized extremist movement that is still marching in what is arguably the Deep South's most progressive and ethnically diverse state. He also discusses how to curb guerrilla warfare before the Klan and its allies inaugurate a new century of terror.
Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror
In Arkansas regiert der Ku Klux Klan mit brutaler Gewalt. Schwarze werden verfolgt, gequält und gelyncht. Braddock und Yumah, die beiden Special Deputies, sollen diesen Terror beenden - egal wie! Es ist ein Höllenjob, der den beiden Männern alles abverlagt. Denn Raquel, Cleo und Angie - drei schöne Frauen - die den Weg Braddocks und Yumahs kreuzen, haben finstere Pläne geschmiedet. Sie wirken wie Engel, aber der Tod ist ihr Begleiter. Und ihnen ist jedes Mittel recht, um ihre Ziele zu erreichen. Auch wenn Braddock und Yumah dafür sterben müssen ...