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Behind the mask of chivalry : the making of the second Ku Klux Klan

Behind the Mask of Chivalry brings the "invisible phalanx" of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s into broad daylight, culling from history the names, the life stories, and the driving motivations of the anonymous Klansmen beneath the white hoods and robes. Author Nancy MacLean exposes the inner workings of the Klan movement, and explains how it was able to attract millions of American men. Using an unusual and rich cache of internal Klan records from Athens, Georgia to anchor her observations, she combines a fine-grained portrait of a local Klan world with a penetrating analysis of the movement's ideas and politics nationwide. The result is a new, multi-dimensional understanding of the social conditions, cultural currents, and ordinary men that built this archetypal American reactionary movement
Print Book, English, 1994
Oxford University Press, New York, 1994
xvii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780195072341, 9780195098365, 9786610451470, 0195072340, 0195098366, 6610451478
1. Mobilizing the Invisible Army
2. "Where Money Rules and Morals Rot": The Vise of Modernity
3. Men in the Middle: The Class Composition of the Klan
4. Reactionary Populism: The Politics of Class
5. "Cleaning Up" Morality: The Politics of Sex and Age
6. The Approaching Apocalypse: The Politics of Race
7. Paramilitary Paternalism: The Politics of Terror
8. Conclusion: The Second Klan in Larger Perspective
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