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Grand Dragon: D.C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan Paperback – November 1, 1993


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  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press (November 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557530467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557530462
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,391,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Ku Klux Klan, thought to be moribund at the end of the 19th century, revived after WW I. It was especially strong in Indiana, where it exploited prejudices against Catholics, Jews and the foreign-born. In 1920 David Curtis Stephenson, an itinerant printer and salesman, arrived in the Hoosier State and within three years had become the leader of the Klan not only in Indiana, where an estimated 30% of the white males were members, but in 22 other states as well. In 1925 he was convicted of second-degree murder, following the kidnapping, rape and mutilation of a woman he frequently escorted, Madge Oberholtzer, who committed suicide after the attack. Freelancer Lutholtz is especially successful in recreating the atmosphere of Indiana in the 1920s and in tracing the rise of Stephenson's enormous political power. The rape case, however, has been covered in many books and the author's conjecture that the Grand Dragon may have been framed is not convincing. Photos.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 23, 1999
If you like true "whodunit" stories that still leave you wondering at the end, then this is the book for you. An unfathomable story leading up to a 1920s "Trial of the Century," Lutholtz raises almost as many questions as he answers in his quest for understanding of the mind and actions of D.C. Stephenson, a man so powerful he brought down a governor and a mayor in seemingly one fell swoop, controlled the police chief of a major metropolitan city of the time and had the temerity to claim "I am the law in Indiana." The author does a superb job in uncovering information concerning Stephenson's trial for murder that many Hoosiers don't seem comfortable discussing. Lutholtz also offers excellent coverage of the lawyers and judges involved, and the dangers and pitfalls they faced in trying a man who terrified just about everybody!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Horton on January 8, 2003
This book tells the story of the KKK in Indiana. It turns out this was a real hotbed for the KKK and they were extremely powerful controlling cities, police, the governor. If you think of the KKK as Southern, this book will set you straight. The head of the Indiana KKK was D.C. Stephenson who was tried for rape and murder. A truly scary book, but a page burner and dead-on historically.
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