Ian Hamilton: The Ku Klux Klan, 30 September 1999
Show More Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of the Ku Klux Klan of the Twenties by David Horowitz.
Southern Illinois, 191 pp., £39.95, July 1999, 0 8093 2247 1Show More
“... or so, was that. In 1915, the year of Griffith’s film, the Klan was refounded, by one William Simmons, an ex-minister and ‘promoter of fraternal societies’, but this time its ambitions and influence spread far beyond the South. The original white supremacist and Southern-based agenda became the blueprint for a nationwide campaign of moral uplift. The ...”