They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

Susan Campbell Bartoletti


Boys, allow us to wake up a club.With these phrases, six stressed younger males raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted in the course of the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866. The six associates named their membership the Ku Klux Klan, and, all too quick, their membership grew into the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire with mystery dens unfold around the South.This is the tale of ways a mystery terrorist staff took root in America’s democracy. jam-packed with chilling and shiny own bills unearthed from oral histories, congressional files, and diaries, this account from Newbery Honor-winning writer Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a ebook to learn and take into accout. A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for teens Finalist.

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