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Traitor

Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Dixon lived through Reconstruction, and believed it ranked with the French Revolution in brutality and criminal acts. The Traitor (1907), the final book in his trilogy which also includes The Leopard’s Spots (1902), and The Clansman (1905), spans a two-year period just after Reconstruction (1870-1872), and covers the decline of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. Dixon, whose father was an early Klan leader, maintained that the original Klan, the “reconstruction Klan” was morally formed in desperation to protect the people from lawlessness, address Yankee brutality, and save southern civilization. Now, in this final installment, he portrays how and why the later Klan falls into disrepute. The story includes folk legends, haunted houses, secret passageways, and spectral apparitions as part of its complicated story, weaving fact, fiction and romance in typical Dixon style. While defamed as a white supremacist by today’s multi-cultural society, thus falling far out of favor, Dixon was one of the most popular American writers of the period, faithfully depicting the wide range of racial/cultural opinions of 19th century America. (Summary by Michele Fry)

Dixon lived through Reconstruction, and believed it ranked with the French Revolution in brutality and criminal acts. The Traitor (1907), the final book in his trilogy which also includes The Leopard’s Spots (1902), and The Clansman (1905), spans a two-year period just after Reconstruction (1870-1872), and covers the decline of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. Dixon, whose father was an early Klan leader, maintained that the original Klan, the “reconstruction Klan” was morally formed in desperation to protect the people from lawlessness, address Yankee brutality, and save southern civilization. Now, in this final installment, he portrays how and why the later Klan falls into disrepute. The story includes folk legends, haunted houses, secret passageways, and spectral apparitions as part of its complicated story, weaving fact, fiction and romance in typical Dixon style. While defamed as a white supremacist by today’s multi-cultural society, thus falling far out of favor, Dixon was one of the most popular American writers of the period, faithfully depicting the wide range of racial/cultural opinions of 19th century America. (Summary by Michele Fry)
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Dixon lived through Reconstruction, and believed it ranked with the French Revolution in brutality and criminal acts. The Traitor (1907), the final book in his trilogy which also includes The Leopard’s Spots (1902), and The Clansman (1905), spans a two-year period just after Reconstruction (1870-1872), and covers the decline of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. Dixon, whose father was an early Klan leader, maintained that the original Klan, the “reconstruction Klan” was morally formed in desperation to protect the people from lawlessness, address Yankee brutality, and save southern civilization. Now, in this final installment, he portrays how and why the later Klan falls into disrepute. The story includes folk legends, haunted houses, secret passageways, and spectral apparitions as part of its complicated story, weaving fact, fiction and romance in typical Dixon style. While defamed as a white supremacist by today’s multi-cultural society, thus falling far out of favor, Dixon was one of the most popular American writers of the period, faithfully depicting the wide range of racial/cultural opinions of 19th century America. (Summary by Michele Fry)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michele Fry

Length:

6h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:42