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The Resource One hundred percent American : the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, Thomas R. Pegram

One hundred percent American : the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, Thomas R. Pegram

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One hundred percent American : the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
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One hundred percent American
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the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
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Thomas R. Pegram
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100% American
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the rebirth and decline of the KKK in the 1920s
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eng
Summary
Overview: In the 1920s, a revived Ku Klux Klan burst into prominence as a self-styled defender of American values, a magnet for white Protestant community formation, and a would-be force in state and national politics. But the hooded bubble burst at mid-decade, and the social movement that had attracted several million members and additional millions of sympathizers collapsed into insignificance. Since the 1990s, intensive community-based historical studies have reinterpreted the 1920s Klan. Rather than the violent, racist extremists of popular lore and current observation, 1920s Klansmen appear in these works as more mainstream figures. Sharing a restrictive American identity with most native-born white Protestants after World War I, hooded knights pursued fraternal fellowship, community activism, local reforms, and paid close attention to public education, law enforcement (especially Prohibition), and moral/sexual orthodoxy. No recent general history of the 1920s Klan movement reflects these new perspectives on the Klan. One Hundred Percent American incorporates them while also highlighting the racial and religious intolerance, violent outbursts, and political ambition that aroused widespread opposition to the Invisible Empire. Balanced and comprehensive, One Hundred Percent American explains the Klan's appeal, its limitations, and the reasons for its rapid decline in a society confronting the reality of cultural and religious pluralism
Summary
Overview: In the 1920s, a revived Ku Klux Klan burst into prominence as a self-styled defender of American values, a magnet for white Protestant community formation, and a would-be force in state and national politics. But the hooded bubble burst at mid-decade, and the social movement that had attracted several million members and additional millions of sympathizers collapsed into insignificance. Since the 1990s, intensive community-based historical studies have reinterpreted the 1920s Klan. Rather thanthe violent, racist extremists of popular lore and current observation, 1920s Klansmen appear in these works as more mainstream figures. Sharing a restrictive American identity with most native-born white Protestants after World War I, hooded knights pursued fraternal fellowship, community activism, local reforms, and paid close attention to public education, law enforcement (especially Prohibition), and moral/sexual orthodoxy. No recent general history of the 1920s Klan movement reflects these new perspectives on the Klan. One Hundred Percent American incorporates them while also highlighting the racial and religious intolerance, violent outbursts, and political ambition that aroused widespread opposition to the Invisible Empire. Balanced and comprehensive, One Hundred Percent American explains the Klan's appeal, its limitations, and the reasons for its rapid decline in a society confronting the reality of cultural and religious pluralism
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10016701
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DLC
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1955-
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Pegram, Thomas R.
Dewey number
322.4/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HS2330.K63
LC item number
P46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Racism
  • United States
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adult
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the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
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One hundred percent American : the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, Thomas R. Pegram
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Klan in 1920s society -- 2: Building a white Protestant community -- 3: Defining Americanism: white supremacy and anti-Catholicism -- 4: Learning Americanism: the Klan and public schools -- 5: Dry Americanism: prohibition, law, and culture -- 6: Problem of hooded violence: moral vigilantism, enemies, and provocation -- 7: Search for political influence and the collapse of the Klan movement -- 8: Echoes -- Afterword: Historians and the Klan -- Notes -- Index -- Note on the author
Control code
19305375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781566637114
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011008672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019923992
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn705568326
  • (OCoLC)705568326
Label
One hundred percent American : the rebirth and decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, Thomas R. Pegram
Publication
Copyright
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
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Klan in 1920s society -- 2: Building a white Protestant community -- 3: Defining Americanism: white supremacy and anti-Catholicism -- 4: Learning Americanism: the Klan and public schools -- 5: Dry Americanism: prohibition, law, and culture -- 6: Problem of hooded violence: moral vigilantism, enemies, and provocation -- 7: Search for political influence and the collapse of the Klan movement -- 8: Echoes -- Afterword: Historians and the Klan -- Notes -- Index -- Note on the author
Control code
19305375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781566637114
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011008672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019923992
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn705568326
  • (OCoLC)705568326

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