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Ku Klux Klan The Klan in action leadership responsibilites organization methods: a manual of leadership for officers of local klans.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05930 Author/Creator: Ku Klux Klan Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Pamphlet Date: circa 1925 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 21.6 x 13.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by American Printing & Manufacturing Company. Contains detailed instructions on leadership, Klan policies, and local Klan organization for officers. Begins by stating "The one human quality which, more than any other, makes a man stand out above his fellows, which can make him most useful to himself, his brother men, his country and his God, is the power of leadership." First edition.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: ReligionReconstructionKu Klux KlanAfrican American HistoryLawJudiciaryFraternal OrganizationWhite supremacy movementsRace discriminationRacism

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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