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Behind the Mask of Chivalry : The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan

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Nancy Maclean offers a major new interpretation of the Ku Klux Klan in America, placing the organization in its context of class and gender as well as race and religion.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 78 x 116 x 38mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Oxf Univ PR PB.
  • 16 pp halftones
  • 0195098366
  • 9780195098365
  • 1,179,864

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a remarkable, readable, and important book on the second Ku Klux Klan. From a database of 418 Klan memebers she extracted statistical and individual profiles. She skilfully weaves national,state, and local Athens activities together with individual stories and profiles of the membership to create a mosaic of the Klan. With this study, Nancy Maclean has made a significant scholarly contribution to our understanding of the Klan. * The Historian * a study that demonstrates how race relations are intertwined with other kinds of hierarchical relations. * The Historian *show more

About Nancy MacLean

Nancy K. MacLean is Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University.show more

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Exposes the inner workings of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, culling from history the life stories and motives of the anonymous Klansmen beneath the white hoods and robes.show more

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