Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (November 12, 2015)
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through the Nineteen Twenties the Ku Klux Klan skilled a extraordinary resurgence, drawing hundreds of thousands of yankee women and men into its ranks. In now not a Catholic kingdom, Mark Paul Richard examines the KKK's principally missed development within the six states of latest England―Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont―and info the reactions of the region's Catholic inhabitants, the Klan's basic targets.Drawing on a variety of formerly untapped sources―French-language newspapers within the New England–Canadian borderlands; KKK records scattered in neighborhood, college, and Catholic repositories; and formerly undiscovered copies of the Maine Klansmen―Richard demonstrates that the Klan used to be way more energetic within the Northeast than formerly inspiration. He additionally demanding situations the more and more frequent view that the Ku Klux Klan grew to become a mass circulate in this interval mostly since it functioned as a social, fraternal, or civic association for plenty of Protestants. whereas Richard concedes that a few Protestants in New England could have joined the KKK for these purposes, he exhibits that the politics of ethnicity and exertions performed a extra major function within the Klan's development within the region.The such a lot complete research of the Ku Klux Klan's antagonism towards Catholics within the Nineteen Twenties, this booklet is additionally specific in its attention of the historical past of the Canada–U.S. borderlands, rather the position of Canadian immigrants as either proponents and sufferers of the Klan flow within the usa.