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The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest (Paperback)
This is a study of a disturbing phenomenon in American society-the Ku Klux Klan-and that eruption of nativism, racism and moral authoritarianism during the 1920s in the four states of the Southwest-Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas-in which the Klan became especially powerful. The hooded order is viewed here as a move by frustrated Americans, through anonymous acts of terror and violence, and later through politics), to halt a changing social order and restore familiar orthodox traditions.
About the Author
Charles Comer Alexander is assistant professor of history in the University of Houston.