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Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan

David Cunningham


In the 1960s, on the heels of the Brown decision and in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed, reaching an intensity not seen since the 1920s, when KKK membership extended into the millions. Surprisingly, the state with the largest Klan membership—more than the rest of the South combined—was North Carolina, a supposed bastion of southern-style progressivism. Klansville, U.S.A. documents and explains the civil rights-era KKK's astounding rise and fall, by focusing on the under-explored case of the United Klans of America (UKA) in North Carolina. Like its contempor ... More

Keywords: Ku Klux Klan, civil rights, segregation, competition, racism, conservatism, North Carolina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199752027
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Cunningham, author
Brandeis University