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"The Clansman probes the roots of the racial violence that still haunts our society." ― The Lone Star Book Review

About the Author

Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He is the author of The Clansman and The Sins of the Father.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Novel As American Social History
  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky (December 31, 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813101263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813101262
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #969,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Richard Ward on December 12, 2011
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'The Clansman' by Thomas Dixon is not an easy read nor is it for everyone. However, if you are interested in seeing a view of the south from the perspective of someone looking at it in the early years of the 20th century here is an opportunity to do so. Most people have come to appreciate the diversity between races of people and have had glimpses of the struggle that brought about the changes in civil rights during the 1960's and 1970's through history books and films but we have come to see it looking back from a distance down the path rather than looking ahead to an uncertain future. 'The Clansman' will give the reader a taste for the attitudes that brought about the Ku Klux Klan and help provide an insight into thinking of the people that were experiencing a sea change to what they perceived as the norm and how they were fighting to put the toothpaste back into the tube. If you are a fan of history and enjoy looking at situations from different points of view, you will enjoy 'The Clansman' even though it is difficult to come to grips with the philosophy of the author.
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This novel is important reading--not as a lesson in historical fact, but rather to understand and envision the power (and inherent violence) of a white supremacist worldview in American history. Dixon is careful to detail many facts about historical figures, particularly President Lincoln and Republican Congressman Thad Stevens, including many actual quotes and near-quotes of these men in their dialogue; he is meticulous and masterful with so many aspects of this novel. The Clansman (and Dixon's later novel, The Traitor) are virtually the only works of popular American literature to render a sympathetic, insider view of the Ku Klux Klan. Dixon includes so many rich and rare details of history that it's no wonder readers have been persuaded (and still are, apparently) that this is a complete and accurate picture of what is perhaps the single most tumultuous period of American history.
But it would be a gross error to assume that Dixon's portrayal of race relations is at all accurate. Dixon makes it appear that southern whites were made vulnerable (by the federal government, by military rule, and by the ravages of war) to the attacks of an animalistic race of out-of-control freedmen, but nothing can be further than the truth. White southerners inflicted violence upon blacks to maintain their brutal control over social relations and labor--and then generated a powerful, lasting mythology of black criminality and brutality to perpetuate this violence and justify it.
Any reading of first-hand accounts of black freedmen during Reconstruction is alternately chilling and saddening--particularly the Congressional testimonies of freedmen about the race riots of Memphis and New Orleans in 1866.
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Although 40 years in Kansas has made me a Midwesterner, I was born in North Carolina so anything about the South interests me. I never knew that my great great grandparents had owned slaves until the last fifteen years or so as a cousin shared his work on our family tree. It came as something of a shock. I began to wonder about the life of those ancestors before, during, and after the Civil War. During high school, the Reconstruction Era was quickly glossed over. As a teenager with an active life, I probably was not interested into delving further as integration of schools started occurring in my home town.

I was hooked on Thomas Dixon after reading the Leopard's Spots. .Reading books by Thomas Dixon has brought me to a better understanding of race relations in the South. Warning, there are some comments that are very inflammatory about black people. I can understand if a black person reads books by Thomas Dixon and is angered. When reading, please understand this was the feeling of the people after the war who had lost everything and were being governed by blacks who had been their slaves and were uneducated. I am not excusing how the people felt only trying to walk in their shoes for the moment. Even after 150 years, the relationship between blacks and whites in the South is uneasy and tentative. Perhaps it always will be.

The book weaves a love story into the story of reconstruction and that does make it more interesting to read than out of a history book. Is everything that happened in the book true or a rendition of the truth? I have no idea.

I do encourage anyone interested in that era of our history to read Dixon's books. Some of his fictitious characters can be traced back to real historical figures which adds interest. In this book, the character, Stoneman is actually based on Thaddeous Stevens.
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It's odd to say I like this book. It's not the best written book, but it is interesting as a piece of history. The Clansman was the "inspiration" for "Birth of a Nation." It really draws the reader in. I think it gains momentum, until by the final sections, when the violence enters, one is inclined to be sympathetic to the characters, even the one who becomes the Grand Dragon of the KKK. I can see how the book was like balm to people in the south--and I am from the south--trying to make sense of the Civil War and its aftermath. Fascinating book.
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