Unmasked

Author: Ann Patton
Publisher: Aplcorps Books LLC
ISBN: 0983913153
Release Date: 2016-04-06
Genre: True Crime

The dark tale of the roaring '20s KKK. Irony amongst the ashes, as well as a ray of hope that offers illumination for our time.

Natural Hazard Mitigation

Author: Alessandra Jerolleman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439834930
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Political Science

One of the four core phases of emergency management, hazard mitigation is essential for reducing disaster effects on human populations and making communities more resilient to the impacts of hazards. Presenting an up-to-date look at the changing nature of disasters, Natural Hazard Mitigation offers practical guidance on the implementation and selection of hazard mitigation programs and projects. Based on real-world applications, the book includes case studies that present a thorough explanation of the various issues involved. The contributors describe the value and potential of mitigation efforts and explain how to convince public officials and communities of that value. They also discuss how to better involve the community and uniquely tailor solutions to regional and local situations. The book begins with an overview of the history of hazard mitigation with a focus on the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. It examines where hazard mitigation fits into emergency management and addresses some of the challenges that can arise in navigating the various intergovernmental relationships involved in hazard mitigation. The remaining chapters explore: Public-private partnerships for hazard mitigation at the local level The role currently played by the private sector and how communities can best make use of contractors How to maximize the use of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Community Ratings System Risk communications as a key component of encouraging hazard mitigation Legal issues relevant to hazard mitigation Ways to actively engage the community and how to advocate for hazard mitigation policy How state and local governments can promote and fund mitigation without utilizing federal dollars The challenges associated with volunteers and how to best make use of this resource The area analysis as an innovative means of addressing flood risk at the block or neighborhood level The book includes learning objectives, key terms, and end-of-chapter questions to enhance comprehension. It concludes with a discussion of tools that local practitioners can use and provides an appendix with additional links and resources. This volume is an essential reference for both students and professionals in the ongoing effort to better prepare communities against the effects of natural hazards.

Everyday Klansfolk

Author: Craig Fox
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 9781609171353
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: History

In 1920s Middle America, the Ku Klux Klan gained popularity not by appealing to the fanatical fringes of society, but by attracting the interest of “average” citizens. During this period, the Klan recruited members through the same unexceptional channels as any other organization or club, becoming for many a respectable public presence, a vehicle for civic activism, or the source of varied social interaction. Its diverse membership included men and women of all ages, occupations, and socio-economic standings. Although surviving membership records of this clandestine organization have proved incredibly rare, Everyday Klansfolk uses newly available documents to reconstruct the life and social context of a single grassroots unit in Newaygo County, Michigan. A fascinating glimpse behind the mask of America’s most notorious secret order, this absorbing study sheds light on KKK activity and membership in Newaygo County, and in Michigan at large, during the brief and remarkable peak years of its mass popular appeal.

The Harlem Renaissance A Historical Exploration of Literature

Author: Lynn Domina
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610696500
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

A perfect guide for use in high school classes, this book explores the fascinating literature of the Harlem Renaissance, reviewing classic works in the context of the history, society, and culture of its time. • Discusses five major writers of the Harlem Renaissance • Provides numerous suggestions for class activities and further individual exploration • Supplies educators with ready reference work that aligns with Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) in Social Studies • Gives readers insight into how literature and other art forms reflect the social conditions and are inspired by events of the time

White Robes and Burning Crosses

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476617190
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.

The Ku Klux Klan in Western Pennsylvania 1921 1928

Author: John Craig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781611461657
Release Date: 2014-10-27
Genre: History

This book details extensive Klan activism in western Pennsylvania, 1921-1928, a region where two hundred thousand residents joined the KKK. The racist, nativist organization would be responsible for numerous acts of violence, including two large-scale deadly riots.

Klansville U S A

Author: David Cunningham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199911080
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Social Science

In the 1960s, on the heels of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and in the midst of the growing Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed, reaching an intensity not seen since the 1920s, when the KKK boasted over 4 million members. Most surprisingly, the state with the largest Klan membership-more than the rest of the South combined-was North Carolina, a supposed bastion of southern-style progressivism. Klansville, U.S.A. is the first substantial history of the civil rights-era KKK's astounding rise and fall, focusing on the under-explored case of the United Klans of America (UKA) in North Carolina. Why the UKA flourished in the Tar Heel state presents a fascinating puzzle and a window into the complex appeal of the Klan as a whole. Drawing on a range of new archival sources and interviews with Klan members, including state and national leaders, the book uncovers the complex logic of KKK activity. David Cunningham demonstrates that the Klan organized most successfully where whites perceived civil rights reforms to be a significant threat to their status, where mainstream outlets for segregationist resistance were lacking, and where the policing of the Klan's activities was lax. Moreover, by connecting the Klan to the more mainstream segregationist and anti-communist groups across the South, Cunningham provides valuable insight into southern conservatism, its resistance to civil rights, and the region's subsequent dramatic shift to the Republican Party. Klansville, U.S.A. illuminates a period of Klan history that has been largely ignored, shedding new light on organized racism and on how political extremism can intersect with mainstream institutions and ideals.

Politics society and the Klan in Alabama 1915 1949

Author: Glenn Feldman
Publisher: Univ of Alabama Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105022162197
Release Date: 1999-09
Genre: History

The Ku Klux Klan has wielded considerable power both as a terrorist group and as a political force. Usually viewed as appearing in distinct incarnations, the Klans of the 20th century are now shown by Glenn Feldman to have a greater degree of continuity than has been previously suspected. Victims of Klan terrorism continued to be aliens, foreigners, or outsiders in Alabama: the freed slave during Reconstruction, the 1920s Catholic or Jew, the 1930s labor organizer or Communist, and the returning black veteran of World War II were all considered a threat to the dominant white culture.Feldman offers new insights into this "qualified continuity" among Klans of different eras, showing that the group remained active during the 1930s and 1940s when it was presumed dormant, with elements of the "Reconstruction syndrome" carrying over to the smaller Klan of the civil rights era.In addition, Feldman takes a critical look at opposition to Klan activities by southern elites. He particularly shows how opponents during the Great Depression and war years saw the Klan as an impediment to attracting outside capital and federal relief or as a magnet for federal action that would jeopardize traditional forms of racial and social control. Other critics voiced concerns about negative national publicity, and others deplored the violence and terrorism.This in-depth examination of the Klan in a single state, which features rare photographs, provides a means of understanding the order's development throughout the South. Feldman's book represents definitive research into the history of the Klan and makes a major contribution to our understanding of both that organization and the history of Alabama.

The Ku Klux Klan

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786427876
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

"This monumental reference work is a comprehensive guide to the Ku Klux Klan. It begins with a brief history of the KKK, from antebellum predecessors to the present day. Appendices provide a KKK timeline and reproductions of several key Klan documents"--Provided by publisher.

Die S nden von Natchez

Author: Greg Iles
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841214843
Release Date: 2018-04-13
Genre: Fiction

Das große Finale. Der große Abschluss der Natchez-Trilogie. Spannend, voller Atmosphäre – ein Meisterwerk. Penn Cage, der Bürgermeister von Natchez, sieht sein Leben in Trümmern. Die Frau, die er liebte, ist tot – ermordet von Mitgliedern der Doppeladler, jener Organisation von rassistischen Weißen, die seit den sechziger Jahren in Natchez ihr Unwesen treibt. Nun steht auch noch sein Vater, der Arzt Tom Cage, vor Gericht, weil er Viola Turner, eine Schwarze, mit der er eine Affäre hatte, getötet haben soll. Snake Forrest, das Oberhaupt der Doppeladler, tut alles, um Penn und seinen Vater einzuschüchtern. Er lässt auf eine Journalistin, die über den Prozess schreiben will, ein Giftattentat verüben und bedroht Penns Tochter. Penn weiß, dass in seiner Stadt erst Frieden einziehen wird, wenn auch Snake aus dem Weg geräumt worden ist.