What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 48 in a series – “…described it as a “standard fraternal order.”

“They apparently envisaged it as a private elite club with expensive entry fees. In one of many contradictory statements, they praised the first Klan in openly racial terms—“its valiant services in behalf of white supremacy insure it a place in the heart of every true American”—implying that the new club would be dedicated to the same cause. But they also described it as a “standard fraternal order.””

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

What I'm Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK - 1 in a series

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