preview

Ku Klux Klan Analysis

Decent Essays
Both articles The Golden Era of Indiana (1900-1941) and Rank-and-File Radicalism within the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s shared some similar information about the Ku Klux Klan. Both articles talked about the Ku Klux Klan membership, Ku Klux Klan activity in Indiana, and anti-Catholicism. The article The Golden Era of Indiana (1900-1941) gave brief information about how the Ku Klux Klan was growing and gaining power again in Indiana, due to a film that was released throughout the nation that was based on evidence of the Ku Klux Klan. “With Birth of a Nation providing free recruiting advertisement for the Klan, membership soared” (Lutholtz). The article also discussed all the violent activities the klan was committing in Indiana. “The Klan’s tools of intimidation included lynching, shooting, stabbing and whipping” (Lutholtz). The Ku Klux Klan members believed they were saving America which is why they would commit the crimes they did. “America now had to be ‘protected’ from the Germans and others: Catholics, Jews,…show more content…
The article The Golden Era of Indiana (1900-1941) talked negatively about the Ku Klux Klan and gave information about the terrible things they have done throughout the centuries. However, the article Rank-and-File Radicalism within the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s did not speak that harley about the Ku Klux Klan in fact the article gave a lot of the Ku Klux Klan members opinions. In a way the article expression how the klan was not as bad as people thought. manly because the Ku Klux Klan believed they are doing the right thing. They also denied all killings and played the victims by saying they are also blamed for murders. “A survey of Literary Digest (conservative) and The Nation (liberal) for 1922-1923 reveals several reported instances in which the Klan was blamed for violence it did not perpetrate and unfairly deprived of its rights”
Get Access