In the heated 1923 spring election for ma yor of Chicago in which black voters deserted the party of Abraham Lincoln, the anti-Klan democrat William Dever was elected by a large majority, and Klan-supported aldermen were swept from office.
Neither patriotic celebrations, nor minstrel shows for that matter, depended on the Klan for an audience. The United States in the 1920s 1999 is an excellent political analysis of the 1920s Klan.
Now, the Klan had come to speak for the great mass of Americans of the old pi oneer stock, the Nordic Americans. The colorful pseudoscience Racialism. These Notes are a report on my research and thinking about the Klan and what the historians have added to our kn owledge and understanding of that story over the past 50 years.
They presented themselves as the guardians of morality, even patrolling the streets and beating young men and women caught alone in cars with each other. Da ugherty, Problems in Peacekeeping: Yet, rumors about President Harding have hung on.
The most extensive anti-union violence was in Alabama, where the Black Belt planters combined with Birminghams industrial oligarchs to dominate state politics.
Their world was the home, the job, the church, and the lodge hall. The New Deal response to the depression, and the following war years, grew a new role and powers for the national government.
The Klan treasured its secrecy, an d only in those two states have later historians found extensive membership lists with which to work. The modern Klan has been trying to distance itself from its lynching past in order to get a shot at political power, claiming that they "are not about hate" but rather about personal racial pride.
This is in reference to the first era Reconstruction , second era 1920s , and third era 1950s-60s , but whether there is an actual "fourth" and "fifth" era as distinct from merely the pathetic remains of the third era limping along on life support is questionable.
The resurgent second Ku Klux Klan would draw to a halt by the end of the 1920s. Johnson 2005 , William Leuchtenburg reported the story that the Klan recruiter had told Truman: Many, like the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society and other colleg e fraternities, had their secrets, signs, and handshakes.
The population was overwhelmingly native-born, white, AngloSaxon, and socially conservative, but it was neither Protestant nor Roman Catholic. The Ku Klux Klan in Utah 1982. In British Columbia, the target was the Oriental. Lester joined with D.