Life of A Klansman

Life of A Klansman

A Family History in White Supremacy

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Sifting through family lore about "our Klansman" as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages-- all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. Ball also sought out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by Lecorgne and his comrades, and shares their stories.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374186326
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 BAL
Characteristics: 395 pages : illustrations, maps genealogical tables ; 24 cm

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