Debating the Ku Klux Klan

by Julia E. Johnsen

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The Ku Klux Klan has had several manifestations in the United States. The first emergence was in the 1860s during the Reconstruction Era. Julia Johnsen’s work intersects with the second major resurgence of the Klan during the 1920s. The work takes a unique approach, as the Ku Klux Klan is largely reviled by all, and receiving any unbiased reports of the organization are hard to come by. However, such information is helpful in understanding the motivations of its members. As such, Johnsen’s work, in laying out both sides of the debate on the Ku Klux Klan BookCoverImage-2makes this an excellent resource.

Julia Emily Johnsen authored authoritative works on atomic weaponry, unemployment, social insurance, national defense and the relationship between China and Japan. She produced handbooks to be used by college debaters as well as many articles on national defense policy and international affairs. This new edition is dedicated to Emma Norman, who edits and writes with equal authority.