Locating “Klansville, U.S.A.”

David Cunningham

in Klansville, U.S.A.

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199752027
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979431 | DOI:
Locating “Klansville, U.S.A.”

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This chapter demonstrates how localized community dynamics mediate the general presence of racial competition, shaping the landscape for racist organizing. Focusing on the comparative study of three North Carolina cities—Charlotte, Greensboro, and Greenville—the analysis relates the uneven presence of the KKK across the state to the institutional settings that shaped how local residents experienced broad economic, political, and demographic pressures associated with civil rights reform. By emphasizing how racial threat was conditioned by the extent to which schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and political associations insulated or exposed white residents to civil rights pressures, the chapter explains why the Klan's appeal varied significantly across North Carolina communities.

Keywords: Ku Klux Klan; civil rights; racial threat; competition; Charlotte; Greensboro; Greenville

Chapter.  14154 words. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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