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The following charts are presented in the book The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930 by Kenneth T. Jackson. The first chart represents the states with the highest recorded membership in the Klan during this time period. The approximate numbers are based on the estimates of former members, media reporters, and Klan documents. The second two charts provide a comparison between Klan members’ occupations in Winchester, IL, and Chicago, IL, during the years 1922-1923. This information comes from publication of Klan membership in an...
Throughout the twentieth century, many influential Hollywood films, from Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to Glory to Amistad, have helped shape the way Americans have thought about slavery and its legacy.Birth of a Nation (1915)
Birth of a Nation was the most popular film of the silent era. Its innovative techniques made it the most important silent film ever produced. But the film also provided historical...