The Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi

A History

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About the Book

Since 1866 the Ku Klux Klan has been a significant force in Mississippi, enduring repeated cycles of expansion and decline. Klansmen have rallied, marched, elected civic leaders, infiltrated law enforcement, and committed crimes ranging from petty vandalism to assassination and mass murder. This is the definitive history of the KKK in Mississippi, long recognized as one of the group’s most militant and violent realms. The campaigns of terrorism by the Klan, its involvement in politics and religion, and its role as a social movement for marginalized poor whites are fully explored.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is an award-winning author of numerous books on topics ranging from cryptozoology to civil rights and organized crime. He lives in Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Newton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 252
Bibliographic Info: 40 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019 [2010]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7824-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. Reconstruction and “Redemption” (1866–1877)      11
2. Hiatus and Revival (1877–1921)      45
3. Invisible Empire (1921–1944)      73
4. A Closed Society (1944–1962)      102
5. “A Ticket to the Eternal” (1963–1969)      127
6. “Yesterday, Today, Forever” (1970–2007)      183

Chapter Notes      213
Bibliography      227
Index      235

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “a seminal work…strongly recommended”—Midwest Book Review
  • “an exhaustively detailed account”—H-Net Reviews