Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan


      Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan
In 1920s Middle America, the Ku Klux Klan gained popularity not by appealing to the fanatical fringes of society, but by attracting the interest of average citizens During this period, the Klan recruited members through the same unexceptional channels as any other organization or club, becoming for many a respectable public presence, a vehicle for civic activism, or the source of varied social interaction Its diverse membership included men and women of all ages, occupations, and socio economic standings Although surviving membership records of this clandestine organization have proved incredibly rare, Everyday Klansfolk uses newly available documents to reconstruct the life and social context of a single grassroots unit in Newaygo County, Michigan A fascinating glimpse behind the mask of America s most notorious secret order, this absorbing study sheds light on KKK activity and membership in Newaygo County, and in Michigan at large, during the brief and remarkable peak years of its mass popular appeal. Read Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan
  • Craig Fox
  • English
  • 11 November 2018
  • 0870139959

10 thoughts on “ Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan

  1. says:

    Very interesting book based primarily on the records held at Clarke Historical Library for the Newaygo County Chapter of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan Discusses the role of the Klan as a money making pyramid scheme as well as a social outlet for rural America while still providing a urban viewpoint through a contemporary Detroit Klansman s observations Fox also conducts a detailed analysis of the relationships between various Klansmen, which reveals novel recruiting patterns that place this iteration Very interesting book based primarily on the r...

  2. says:

    The KKK in Michigan was pretty tame in the 1920s mostly boosterism and marketing Interesting book but a bit on the boring side.

  3. says:

    Gee, living in Michigan now, I am interested in how Michigan history sees the Ku Klux Klan, and surprised to learn the Ku Klux Klan was very active here The Klan was not just for hate filled Southerners In the 1920 s it became a fraternal organization that started making a living It was supported by the middle class American Membership was mostly for farmers, but the next highest occupational membership went to TEACHERS the vanguards of progress There was even a women s group Advertisi Gee, living in Michigan now, I am interested in how Michigan history sees the Ku Klux Klan, and surprised to learn the Ku Klux Klan was very active here The Klan was not just for hate filled Southerners In the 1920 s it became a fraternal organization that started making a living It was supported by the middle class American Membership was mostly for farmers, but the next highest occupational membership went to TEACHERS the vanguards of progress There was even a women s group Advertising was massive, preachers were prominent advertisers, and the Klan made MONEY It really comes down to what I so often say when in doubt follow the money There was also a division for kids Foreigners had their own ...

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