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The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

Written by
Thomas Dixon Jr., American, 1864 - 1946
Illustrated by
Arthur I. Keller, American, 1867 - 1924
Published by
Grosset & Dunlap, American, 1898 - 1982
Owned by
Schumann, Leon W., American, born 1875
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
ink on paper
H x W x D: 7 11/16 × 5 5/16 × 1 3/8 in. (19.5 × 13.5 × 3.5 cm)
hardcover books
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Place made
United States, North and Central America
A hardcover book titled “The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan” written by Thomas F. Dixon. The 374-paged book has a red cover with white lettering. The front pastedown page has a bookplate adhered to it at top left. The bookplate reads “LIBRARY OF / LEON W. Schumann / No. Date.” An inscription written in black ink is located on the front free endpaper at center. The inscription reads “Bessie / from / Uncle Aaron / Christmas, 1915.” The work is the second volume in a Ku Klux Klan trilogy by Dixon that included The Leopard's Spots and The Traitor. The novel is set in Reconstruction-era United States and concerns the Klan's role in protecting white Southerners from carpetbaggers and an oppressive government that would turn former enslaved persons against white Southerners.
Fraternal organizations
Mass media
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--History--1865-1921
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
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Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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