was an extreme right-wing, racist, vigilante organisation founded by former veterans of the Confederate army in America's South in the 1860s at the end of the Civil War.
like to celebrate the Festive Season and on Christmas Eve 1951 they bombed the home of black civil rights activists Harry and Harriette Moore in Florida, killing them both.
Most people think of the Klan
as the night riders in the South after the Civil War, terrorizing black communities and establishing Jim Crow segregation across the South.
As the Ku Klux Klan
swelled to behemoth proportions in the United States of the 1920s, so too did the scale of its expansionist ambition.
Histories of America in the period 1915-1930, the revived Klan
's prime, abound, and we do not lack accounts of the Klan
itself, as Baker's ample appended bibliography testifies.
He recounts some fascinating details of Klan
activities in North Carolina, circa 1968:
The incentives for right-wing mobilization came, therefore, from economic, political and status-based power devaluation, from which the Klan
drew benefit and articulated its members' grievances by drawing on cultural identities rooted in race, nativity, and religion.
Even the book's title contributes food for thought, labeling the Klan
as an "American Terrorist Group.
Esa es la unica manera de mantener a negros, judios, catolicos y rojos Ante esto, Kennedy se presento como John Perkins y le conto a Slim que su tio, Brady Perkins, habia sido un Gran Titan del Klan
In his undercover ethnographical foray into the underbelly of the KKK, The Klan
Unmasked (1954), Kennedy infiltrated Klan
society and acted as a participant-observer for more than a decade, all the while collecting valuable information on Klan
lore, ideology, and activities--a dangerous task, to say the least.
Commonly known as The Klan
, the KKK was the name of several hate groups in the US, whose aim was to protect and further the rights of white Americans by intimidation.
He represents the Knights of Columbus--a group Klan
members deemed subversive because they believed it to be the pope's army operating in the United States.