Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate (Google eBook)
This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made him a major media force. It is the story Ku Klux Klan's development from a club to a huge money-making machine powered by the powers of fear and hate and of the folklorist who--along with many other activists-- took on the Klan by wielding the power of words. Above all, it tells the story of Superman himself--a modern mythical hero and an embodiment of the cultural reality of his times--from the Great Depression to the present.
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Review: Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of HateUser Review - Laura Aase - Goodreads
This story like non fiction book parallels the history of the KKK with the creation of the Superman character. I was fascinated to read how the story morphed according to the political climate of the ... Read full review
Review: Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of HateUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
The fascinating--and true--story of how the Superman radio show did a major storyline attacking the Klan in the mid-1940s. The book also includes a look at how the Klan and Superman has evolved. It even mentions the Superman-Renounces-His-Citizenship flap from a few years ago. Read full review