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Outside the Klavern were selfishness, economic competition, and alienating labor brought to a fever pitch by blacks as well as non-Christian (or, what was the same thing, Catholic) immigrants.
Klan rites and practices reconfigured space in terms of xenophobic white supremacy, with Alien "coloreds" outside and Klan brethren inside the Klavern.
Klaverns popped up throughout the Deep South before public interest in the Invisible Empire fell precipitously during World War I.
was penned by Klan leader Asa Carter, who, when not busy writing for Wallace, was leading his Klavern in attacks on such notorious radicals as Nat King Cole.
Having introduced Ace by the exploits of his Klavern, which included one infamous ritual castration of a black man plucked randomly off the street, Carter lets readers grow accustomed to Ace's dual role over the years as Wallace's chief speechwriter.
The author, Nancy MacLean, probes Klan texts, including newspapers and readers' speeches, for their racial, class and gender implications; her goal is to understand why the Klan was able to attract millions of men to join a movement that she compares to the Nazis under Hitler For MacLean the key factor was class and the apparent loss of economic status of her sample of Klan members from an Athens, Georgia, klavern.
Whether it's a Ku Klux Klan klavern in the United States or a secret university communist cell in Colombia, a terrorist organization is structured for nearly absolute security.
3 did in the early 1920s while he was in charge of the klavern.
He was the exalted cyclops of the Eugene chapter of the Ku Klux Klan - "one of the most successful (KKK) klaverns in Oregon" - and a University of Oregon professor.
Blee gleaned other names of ordinary Klanswomen from anti-Klan newspapers (a suspect source), a klavern receipt book that listed "treasurers and minor officers, together with occasional names of non-officers," and obituaries (how many?
In fact, Blee's evidence from the Indiana klaverns indicates that women did not challenge their traditional roles, refused to support women running for political office, and thought and acted like their husbands, fathers, and ministers.
An account in the Eugene Daily Guard of a 1924 march by Eugene Klavern No.
In his 20s, Byrd helped organize a local klavern of the Ku Klux Klan.