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THE KU KLUX KLAN

An American History

THE KU KLUX KLAN
Genre:

History

Author:

Kristofer Allerfeldt

Publisher:

The History Press

Language:

English

AUTHOR BIO:

Kristofer Allerfeldt was born in the West Country of England to a Swedish father and a Cornish mother. Educated in Dorset, after a spell living in San Francisco he returned to his roots, farming sheep on the edge of the moors and bringing up two daughters. At the turn of the twenty-first century, two outbreaks of BSE and a Foot and Mouth pandemic seemed to spell the end of the traditional, family-run hill farming, forcing many Dartmoor farmers to seek another income. While continuing to farm, Kr...

Pages:

432

Publication:

2024

Rights available:

Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

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DESCRIPTION:

For the past 150 years, the Ku Klux Klan has murdered and tortured its way through US history. By reputation it is one of the most notorious and ultra-violent terrorist groups in the world; even today the Klan occasionally rears its ugly, trademarked, hooded head. But the truth is that it has been in terminal decline since the 1960s – and the myth is now far more dangerous than the reality.

From its Civil War origins as an insurgency in the defeated South, the Klan became a mass movement in the 1920s and a byword for bigotry and racism in the civil rights era. Since then, however, its numbers have fallen; yet it remains a potent symbol of white supremacist terror in our polarised world. Drawing on twenty years of primary research, The Ku Klux Klan: An American History seeks to demystify one of the most hated, feared and poorly understood organisations in history.

REVIEWS:

"Historian publishes shocking new book on the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan" University of Exeter "Ask the Author: Kristofer Allerfeldt on the Ku Klux Klan – An American history"https://thehistorypress.co.uk/article/ask-the-author-kristofer-allerfeldt-on-the-ku-klux-klan-an-american-history/

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