The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

Written by
Thomas Dixon Jr.
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
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 11/16 × 5 5/16 × 1 3/8 in. (19.5 × 13.5 × 3.5 cm)
Type
hardcover books
Place made
United States, North and Central America
Date
1905
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Fraternal organizations
Literature
Mass media
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Segregation
United States--History--1865-1921
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2013.231.17
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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