Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction (Hardback)Elaine Frantz Parsons (author)
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Shedding new light on the ideas that motivated the Klan, Parsons explores Klansmen's appropriation of images and language from northern urban forms such as minstrelsy, burlesque, and business culture. While the Klan sought to retain the prewar racial order, the figure of the Ku-Klux became a joint creation of northern popular cultural entrepreneurs and southern whites seeking, perversely and violently, to modernize the South. Innovative and packed with fresh insight, Parsons' book offers the definitive account of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 31 mm
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