Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan has been a shameful part of American history ever since. The order emerged as an insurgency in the defeated South in the wake of the Civil War. It became a mass movement in the 1920s and a byword for bigotry and racism in the era of civil rights. Since then its numbers may have declined, but it still remains the most potent symbol of white supremacist terror. Based on twenty years of research this book will outline that history from foundation to the present day.
Kristofer Allerfeldt was born in the West Country of England to a Swedish father and a Cornish mother. Educated in Dorset, after a spell living in San Francisco he returned to his roots, farming sheep on the edge of the moors and bringing up two daughters. At the turn of the twenty-first century, two outbreaks of BSE and a Foot and Mouth pandemic seemed to spell the end of the traditional, family-run hill farming, forcing many Dartmoor farmers to seek another income. While continuing to farm, Kristofer went to Exeter University and earned his PhD in US History.
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