New PDF release: Not a Catholic Nation: The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New

By Mark Paul Richard

through the Nineteen Twenties the Ku Klux Klan skilled a awesome resurgence, drawing hundreds of thousands of yank women and men into its ranks. In no longer a Catholic country, Mark Paul Richard examines the KKK’s mostly neglected development within the six states of latest England—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—and information the reactions of the region’s Catholic inhabitants, the Klan’s fundamental targets.

Drawing on a variety of formerly untapped sources—French-language newspapers within the New England–Canadian borderlands; KKK records scattered in neighborhood, collage, and Catholic repositories; and formerly undiscovered copies of the Maine Klansmen—Richard demonstrates that the Klan was once way more lively within the Northeast than formerly suggestion. He additionally demanding situations the more and more familiar view that the Ku Klux Klan turned a mass move in this interval principally since it functioned as a social, fraternal, or civic association for plenty of Protestants. whereas Richard concedes that a few Protestants in New England can have joined the KKK for these purposes, he indicates that the politics of ethnicity and exertions performed a extra major function within the Klan’s development within the region.

The such a lot entire research of the Ku Klux Klan’s antagonism towards Catholics within the Nineteen Twenties, this e-book can be particular in its attention of the heritage of the Canada–U.S. borderlands, fairly the function of Canadian immigrants as either proponents and sufferers of the Klan stream within the United States.

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