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White Protestant Nation
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White Protestant Nation (1915-25): “Reborn” in an unprecedented cross-media marketing campaign, the “Second” Klan reached millions of members. Did it reinforce, or only reflect, already tense racial and ethnic relations?

  1. A White Man’s Government: the groundbreaking moving picture Birth of a Nation sparks unrest and protest. Blacks ‘return fighting’ from the War to End All Wars, to face women’s suffrage and an election-day massacre.
  2. Marketing Racism: from the Klan’s re-birth to the scandals which ruined the Invisible Empire. Case-studies include Klan strongholds Georgia and Indiana.