The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

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University Press of Kentucky, 1905 - Fiction - 374 pages
 

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Recommend - not for literary excellence, but for seeing racism from a historical perspective. I think we forget just how truly vile (in this book, black) racism is, and tend to only see it as a ... Read full review

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INTRODUCTION
v
Book IThe Assassination
3
THE GREAT HEART
19
THE MAN OF WAR
33
A CLASH OF GIANTS
38
THE BATTLE OF LOVE
56
THE ASSASSINATION
61
THE FRENZY OF A NATION
80
THE EYES OF THE JUNGLE
204
AUGUSTUS CAESAR
209
AT THE POINT OF THE BAYONET
218
FORTY ACRES AND A MULE
235
A WHISPER IN THE CROWD
244
BY THE LIGHT OF A TORCH
254
THE RIOT IN THE MASTERS HALL
263
AT LOVERS LEAP
276

THE FIRST LADY OF THE LAND
90
SWEETHEARTS
101
THE JOT OF LIVING
112
HIDDEN TREASURE
115
ACROSS THE CHASM
120
THE GAUGE OF BATTLE
131
A WOMAN LAUGHS
136
A DREAM
148
THE KING AMUSES HIMSELF
152
TOSSED BY THE STORM
162
THE SUPREME TEST
165
TRIUMPH IN DEFEAT
179
CHAPTER I A FALLEN SLAVEHOLDERS MANSION
187
A NIGHT HAWK
284
THE BEAT OF A SPARROWS WING
297
AT THE DAWN OF DAT
305
CHAPTER I THE HUNT FOR THE ANIMAL
309
THE FIERT CROSS
318
THE PARTING OF THE WATS
327
THE BANNER OF THE DRAGON
337
THE REIGN OF THE KLAN
341
THE COUNTER STROKE
351
THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER
358
A RIDE FOR A LIFE
362
VENGEANCE Is MINE
369
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Page 24 - Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the...

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