White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan

White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan


The Ku Klux Klan was once reestablished in Atlanta in 1915, slightly every week earlier than the Atlanta most desirable of The delivery of a country, D. W. Griffith’s paean to the unique Klan. whereas this hyperlink among Griffith's movie and the Klan has been greatly said, Tom Rice explores the little-known dating among the Klan’s luck and its use of movie and media within the interwar years while the picture, functionality, and ethical rectitude of the Klan was once contested at the nationwide level. through analyzing wealthy archival fabrics together with a chain of movies produced by way of the Klan and a wealth of files, newspaper clippings, and manuals, Rice uncovers the fraught background of the Klan as an area strength that manipulated the yankee movie to increase its achieve around the nation. White gowns, Silver monitors highlights the ways that the Klan used, produced, and protested opposed to movie with a view to recruit individuals, generate exposure, and outline its position inside American society.

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