The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America Wyn Craig Wade

ISBN: 9780671657239

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The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America  by  Wyn Craig Wade

The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America by Wyn Craig Wade
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Few groups in our history are as fascinating and mysterious as the Ku Klux Klan. Its story is one of violence, political manipulation and intrigue, absurdity, and mesmerizing organizational and propaganda skills. Through shrewd political tactics andMoreFew groups in our history are as fascinating and mysterious as the Ku Klux Klan.

Its story is one of violence, political manipulation and intrigue, absurdity, and mesmerizing organizational and propaganda skills. Through shrewd political tactics and powerful leadership, the Klan has often been a potent force, as it encouraged Americans to protect themselves from those they find unacceptable. Its actions have made it one of the most feared groups in America.

In The Fiery Cross, Wyn Craig Wade traces the Klan from its beginnings after the Civil War as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, to the present. Wade provides us with the history of the group, which has gone through a number of declines and renaissances over the last hundred years. We follow the Klans resurgence in 1915 after D.W. Griffiths epic film The Birth of a Nation depicted Klan members as heroic saviors of the old Southern society, to the swearing in of President Warren G. Harding as a Klansman in the Green Room, and from the Klans championing of white supremacy as a response to the Civil Rights movement in the 60s, to their present day activities, aligning themselves with a variety of neo-fascist and right-wing groups in the American West.

Finally, Wade provides us with an assessment of the Klans future. The Fiery Cross provides an exhaustive analysis and perspective on this dark shadow of American society. It is long overdue.



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