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The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan (The Novel As American Social History) Paperback – December 31, 1970
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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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter had to read this for a college class. I don't think she was impressed.Published 29 days ago by Kirsgram
The book itself is trash but it has some importance as a historical document. This book is what leads to the film, "Birth of a Nation," which was of no small significance.Published 1 month ago by N. Perz
A piece of crap romancing the KKK which was and is a domestic terrorist group.Published 6 months ago by ND Q.
Light reading mixing history with a marketable story. Still enjoyablePublished 6 months ago by Donald L. Pope
This copy of 'The Clansman' is a reprint, but a very acceptable one. The novel is truly compelling reading - most reactions are " he can't write that/ use that language... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marguerite Johnson
If you want to understand why the KKK was formed, instead of the official, politically correct propaganda, you need to read this novel. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stuart N. Rogers
Disappointingly little to say about the KKK. I expected more critical appreciation. However, it is a joy to see such old texts available for the modern reader to read and wonder... Read morePublished 18 months ago by snoopy
I didn't really like this book. It's just a painfully preachy dichotomy in which all Southerners are interesting, emphatic, deep characters with complex motives and intentions and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Debit
WONDERFULLY WRITTEN BOOK DEPICTING THE HISTORY OF THE KU KLUX KLAN.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer