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Title:
The Ku Klux Klan : America's recurring nightmare
Author:
Cook, Fred J.
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Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : J. Messner, 1989.
Physical Description:
152 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Explores the consistent pattern of racial bigotry, religious intolerance, violence, and exploitation by the Klan since its founding in the post-Civil War period.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780671684211
Format :
Book

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Explores the consistent pattern of racial bigotry, religious intolerance, violence, and exploitation by the Klan since its founding in the post-Civil War period.


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Booklist Review

Cook adds a new introduction to his study, originally published in 1980, first discussing briefly the continued activity of the Klan and some of its new comrades in creed. From there he harks back through Klan history, tracing as before the organization from its beginnings as a post-Civil War social club in a politically volatile South through a variety of vicious activities over the years. He offers less perspective on more recent Klan endeavors. While he points out that prosecutions weakened Klan influence in the early 1980s, he notes that Klan activity is still apparent in some areas and its doctrines have become accepted among such newer groups as the Skinheads, which he introduces in a concluding chapter. Numerous quotes (mostly undocumented) exemplifiy the inflammatory spirit of the KKK, and new photographs have been added. But the bibliography contains only a few periodical articles published since the first edition, which was not available for more detailed comparison. Index. Gr. 7-10. --Stephanie Zvirin