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 used to be reestablished in Atlanta in 1915, slightly per week prior to the Atlanta ultimate of The beginning of a state, D. W. Griffith’s paean to the unique Klan. whereas this hyperlink among Griffith's movie and the Klan has been generally stated, Tom Rice explores the little-known dating among the Klan’s good fortune 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 degree. by way of studying wealthy archival fabrics together with a chain of flicks produced by way of the Klan and a wealth of records, newspaper clippings, and manuals, Rice uncovers the fraught heritage of the Klan as a neighborhood strength that manipulated the yank 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 in an effort to recruit contributors, generate exposure, and outline its position inside of American society.

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