The Ku Klux Klan and the American Political Tradition​

Lecture Description

The KKK of the 1920s was a mass movement in the NORTHERN states with4 to 6 MILLION people and a classic example of right-wing populism. Much less well-known than the southern post-civil war Klan, this on aimed its bigotry not only at African Americans but also Catholics and Jews. Its contemporary parallels are striking.

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Crime, Violence, Incarceration Race

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