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.
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By Annaliesa Rose on 17-10-2017
I had no idea how bad racism was and still is in USA
This was an amazing story documenting the KKK and social rights movement in the USA.
I have done a lot of study being a jazz singer into the history of African American and Jazz, Blues right back to Field Hollers and new racism existed however it is hard to comprehend how bad the situation is when you grow up in a multicultural society where everyone actually likes each other.
I learned a lot. Cheers!