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The Resource Ten dollars to hate : the Texas man who fought the Klan, Patricia Bernstein

Ten dollars to hate : the Texas man who fought the Klan, Patricia Bernstein

Label
Ten dollars to hate : the Texas man who fought the Klan
Title
Ten dollars to hate
Title remainder
the Texas man who fought the Klan
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Bernstein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ten Dollars to Hate tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s--by far the most "successful" incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War--and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas district attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be punished for taking the law into their own hands--in this case, for the vicious flogging of a young World War I veteran. The 1920s Klan numbered in the millions and infiltrated politics and law enforcement across the United States, not just in the Deep South. Several states elected Klan-sponsored governors and US senators. Klansmen engaged in extreme violence against whites as well as blacks, promoted outrageous bigotry against various ethnic groups, and boycotted non-Klan businesses. A few courageous public officials tried to make Klansmen pay for their crimes, notably after Klan assaults in California and Texas and two torture-murders in Louisiana. All failed until September 1923 when Dan Moody convicted and won significant prison time for five Klansmen in a tense courtroom in Georgetown, Texas. Moody became a national sensation overnight and went on to become the youngest governor of Texas at the age of 33. The Georgetown cases were the beginning of the end for this iteration of the Klan. Two years later, the head of the Klan in Indiana was convicted of murdering a young woman. Membership dwindled almost as quickly as it had grown, but the Klan's poisonous influence lingered through the decades that followed. Ten Dollars to Hate explores this pivotal--and brutal--chapter in the history of America
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
Dewey number
322.4/2097309042
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.M557
LC item number
B47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sam Rayburn series on rural life
Series volume
Number Twenty-Three
Label
Ten dollars to hate : the Texas man who fought the Klan, Patricia Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "The worst beat-up man" : the whipping of R.W. Burleson -- "A pious, prissy-walking, big man" : the awakening of the second Ku Klux Klan -- "Every man who had the instincts of a cheat, a spy, a coward and a cad" : the Klan explodes -- "Fearless as a lion and honest as God's sunshine" : Dan Moody--the early years -- "So silent it seemed like death" : the Klan comes to Texas and expands beyond -- "It just broke his heart" : beyond violence--the Klan's more insidious damage -- "Boys, you'd better disband" : a few voices speak out; opposition grows -- "Our boys who sleep" : opposition to the Klan intensifies -- "Klan victims crushed by tractor" : the atrocities of Mer Rouge--efforts to punish the Klan -- "One of the sharpest legal battles on record in this court" : the Klan on trial -- Epilogue 1. "Texas has been fortunate to have such a man" : the aftermath for Dan Moody -- Epilogue 2. "An affidavit to say you never belonged" : the aftermath for the Ku Klux Klan
Control code
960641963
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781623495299
Lccn
2016044652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)960641963
Label
Ten dollars to hate : the Texas man who fought the Klan, Patricia Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "The worst beat-up man" : the whipping of R.W. Burleson -- "A pious, prissy-walking, big man" : the awakening of the second Ku Klux Klan -- "Every man who had the instincts of a cheat, a spy, a coward and a cad" : the Klan explodes -- "Fearless as a lion and honest as God's sunshine" : Dan Moody--the early years -- "So silent it seemed like death" : the Klan comes to Texas and expands beyond -- "It just broke his heart" : beyond violence--the Klan's more insidious damage -- "Boys, you'd better disband" : a few voices speak out; opposition grows -- "Our boys who sleep" : opposition to the Klan intensifies -- "Klan victims crushed by tractor" : the atrocities of Mer Rouge--efforts to punish the Klan -- "One of the sharpest legal battles on record in this court" : the Klan on trial -- Epilogue 1. "Texas has been fortunate to have such a man" : the aftermath for Dan Moody -- Epilogue 2. "An affidavit to say you never belonged" : the aftermath for the Ku Klux Klan
Control code
960641963
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781623495299
Lccn
2016044652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)960641963

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