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William Rawlings

William Rawlings, a physician and sixth-generation resident of Washington County, Georgia, was educated at Emory, Tulane, and Johns Hopkins Universities. He is the author of a number of books, as well as both popular and scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects.

Books by William Rawlings

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The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
By author: William Rawlings
Product Code: H917
ISBN: 9780881465617
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $29.00
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Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Organized primarily a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era. With its avowed creed of “One Hundred Percent Americanism,” support of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all things foreign, this new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America’s most powerful social and political organizations. This original and meticulously researched history of America’s second Ku Klux Klan presents many new and fascinating insights into this unique and important episode in American History.
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