The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

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M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2000 - Fiction - 186 pages
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Born during the Civil War, Thomas Dixon was a lawyer, North Carolina state legislator, Baptist minister, lecturer, and novelist. His novel The Clansman, originally published in 1905, reflects turn of the century attitudes most white southerners still had about Republican rule during Reconstruction. Filled with exciting chases, narrow escapes, daring rescues, and tragic, heart-rending deaths, the novel was made into the classic D.W. Griffith film he Birth of a Nation in 1915. This version is an abridgement by Cary Wintz, who also supplies an introduction with background information about the author, the time period, the plot, the movie and its reception, and a guide to the characters to help modern readers to better appreciate the historical context of the book.
  

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Very over the top book on racism, north vs south, powerless women and the birth of the KKK. Not worth even one star the author is not an interesting writer. Everything was so over dramatized in the ... Read full review

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Racist. Boring. And rambling. From this book I learned that vengeance is only acceptable when a White man on a horse carries it out. For a flat footed Black hooligan to carry it out against men who ... Read full review

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Contents

The Bruised Reed
3
The Great Heart
13
The Man of War
20
A Clash of Giants
23
The Battle of Love
31
The Assassination
34
The Frenzy of a Nation
42
The Revolution
47
The Eyes of the Jungle
106
Augustus Caesar
109
At The Point of the Bayonet
113
Forty Acres and a Mule
120
A Whisper in the Crowd
123
By the Light of a Torch
127
The Riot in the Masters Hall
131
At Lovers Leap
136

The First Lady of the Land
49
Sweethearts
55
The Joy of Living
60
Hidden Treasure
62
Across the Chasm
65
The Gauge of Battle
71
A Woman Laughs
74
A Dream
80
The King Amuses Himself
82
Tossed by the Storm
87
The Supreme Test
89
Triumph in Defeat
95
The Reign of Terror
99
A Fallen Slaveholders Mansion
101
A Night Hawk
139
The Beat of a Sparrows Wing
144
At the Dawn of Day
148
The Ku Klux Klan
151
The Hunt for the Animal
153
The Fiery Cross
157
The Parting of the Ways
162
The Banner of the Dragon
167
The Reign of the Klan
170
The Counter Stroke
174
A Ride for a Life
180
Vengeance Is Mine
184
About the Editor
187
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About the author (2000)

Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He is the author of The Clansman and The Sins of the Father.

Cary DeCordova Wintz, professor of history and chair of the Department of History, Geography, and Economics at Texas Southern University, received his Ph.D. in history from Kansas State University. He teaches courses in Texas history, Mexican American history, and African American history, and is the author or co-author of several books, including Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance (Rice University Press, 1988). He is the editor of a number of works, including Black Dixie: Essays on Afro-Texas History and Culture in Houston (Texas A&M University Press, 1992), African American Political Thought, 1890-1930: Washington, Du Bois, Garvey, and Randolph (M.E. Sharpe, 1996), The Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940: Interpretation of an African American Literary Movement, 7 Vols. (Garland Publishing, 1996), and The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, by Thomas Dixon, Jr. (edited and abridged) (M.E. Sharpe, 2001). He is the recipient of five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he has traveled abroad on a Fulbright grant and on fellowships from the Korea Society and the Mobil foundation. He is the past president of the Southwestern Social Science Association and is currently at work on two new projects dealing with the Harlem Renaissance.

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