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The Resource Life of a Klansman : a family history in white supremacy, Edward Ball, (electronic resource)

Life of a Klansman : a family history in white supremacy, Edward Ball, (electronic resource)

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Life of a Klansman : a family history in white supremacy
Title
Life of a Klansman
Title remainder
a family history in white supremacy
Statement of responsibility
Edward Ball
Title variation
Family history in white supremacy
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Language
eng
Summary
Sifting through family lore about “our Klansman” as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages?all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. To offer a non-white view of the Ku-klux, Ball seeks out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by “our Klansman” and his comrades, and shares their stories. For whites, to have a Klansman in the family tree is no rare thing: Demographic estimates suggest that fifty percent of whites in the United States have at least one ancestor who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan at some point in its history. That is, one-half of white Americans could write a Klan family memoir, if they wished -- Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball?s family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror
Biography type
individual biography
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MnSpTMCL
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1958-
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Ball, Edward
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lecorgne, Constant
  • Lecorgne family
  • White League (La.)
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Racism
  • White supremacy movements
  • Creoles
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
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Life of a Klansman : a family history in white supremacy, Edward Ball, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue: Our Klansman -- The Ku-Klux Act -- Grands blancs / Big Whites -- Tribes -- Introduction to an Atrocity -- White Terror -- Petits blancs / Little Whites -- Redemption
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 416 p.
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online
Isbn
9780374720261
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z4bsyg9
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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  • remote
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(MnSpTMCL)z4bsyg9
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
Life of a Klansman : a family history in white supremacy, Edward Ball, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue: Our Klansman -- The Ku-Klux Act -- Grands blancs / Big Whites -- Tribes -- Introduction to an Atrocity -- White Terror -- Petits blancs / Little Whites -- Redemption
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 416 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374720261
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
z4bsyg9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)z4bsyg9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 51.1 MB)

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