Notre Dame Vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan

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Loyola Press, 2004 - History - 261 pages
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Todd tells of the weekend in May 1924 when members of the anti-Catholic organization and students at the Catholic university fought in South Bend, Indiana. To that conflict he traces the decline of the Klan in Indiana and the acceptance of the university and Catholics more generally in the US. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews
 

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Notre Dame vs. the Klan: how the Fighting Irish defeated the Ku Klux Klan

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On May 19, 1924, students at Notre Dame battled deputy sheriffs connected to the KKK. Though he highlights that incident, Tucker (Notre Dame Game Day ) focuses more on the early history of the nation ... Read full review

Contents

The Antagonists
1
Ft Sorin and the Birth of Notre Dame
21
The Reincarnation of the Ku Klux Klan
43
Notre Dame and the Indiana Klan
61
The Klan Takes Over Indiana
97
In the Crosshairs of the Klan
113
D C Stephensons Grab for Power
131
The Rally and the Riot
145
The Ascent of Notre Dame
179
The Ruin of D C Stephenson and the Collapse of the Klan
193
The Aftermath
215
Epilogue
225
Notes
231
Bibliography
247
Index
253
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The Ambush
163

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