The Clansman, An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan-logo

The Clansman, An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

Thomas Dixon, Jr.

The second book in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), this novel was the basis for the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Within a fictional story, it records Dixon's understanding of the origins of the first Ku Klux Klan (his uncle was a Grand Titan during Dixon's childhood), recounting why white southerners' began staging vigilante responses to the savage personal insults, political injustices and social cruelties heaped upon them during Reconstruction. Still considered dangerous "propaganda" encouraging segregation, white unity, and white supremacy, this incendiary novel nevertheless sheds light on the social conditions and the mindset of many Americans (North and South) during that period, and its influence on subsequent southern authors from Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) to Faulkner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn, and others, was significant. (Michele Fry)

The second book in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), this novel was the basis for the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Within a fictional story, it records Dixon's understanding of the origins of the first Ku Klux Klan (his uncle was a Grand Titan during Dixon's childhood), recounting why white southerners' began staging vigilante responses to the savage personal insults, political injustices and social cruelties heaped upon them during Reconstruction. Still considered dangerous "propaganda" encouraging segregation, white unity, and white supremacy, this incendiary novel nevertheless sheds light on the social conditions and the mindset of many Americans (North and South) during that period, and its influence on subsequent southern authors from Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) to Faulkner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn, and others, was significant. (Michele Fry)
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The second book in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), this novel was the basis for the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Within a fictional story, it records Dixon's understanding of the origins of the first Ku Klux Klan (his uncle was a Grand Titan during Dixon's childhood), recounting why white southerners' began staging vigilante responses to the savage personal insults, political injustices and social cruelties heaped upon them during Reconstruction. Still considered dangerous "propaganda" encouraging segregation, white unity, and white supremacy, this incendiary novel nevertheless sheds light on the social conditions and the mindset of many Americans (North and South) during that period, and its influence on subsequent southern authors from Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) to Faulkner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn, and others, was significant. (Michele Fry)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:44