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Meet the Author: Linda Gordon

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Location Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Date Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Details "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition" The KKK was founded in 1865 by Confederate veterans. After a few turbulent years and federal efforts to outlaw it, it faded with Reconstruction. Then it rose again in the 1920s. This second incarnation flourished largely in the north, grounded in the same strains of racism, nativism, and Christian evangelicalism that had sparked the original group. In this detailed analysis of the new Klan’s agenda, strategies, and membership, Gordon, two-time Bancroft Prize winner and author of Dorothea Lange, documents how these seemingly respectable, mostly middle-class white Protestants used celebrations of “Americanism” combined with the perception of threats to white supremacy to gain control of 150 newspapers and usher in immigration restrictions and anti-miscegenation laws. Gordon’s account is especially chilling in its parallels between the KKK and the rise of the Tea Party and the Trump movement.
Link http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/linda-gordon-second-coming-of-kkk-ku-klux-klan-of-1920s-and-american-political-tradition
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