Reconstruction-era Violence in North Georgia

Keith S. Hébert

in Reconstructing Appalachia

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125817
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135533 | DOI:
Reconstruction-era Violence in North Georgia

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The Mossy Creek Ku Klux Klan formed shortly after the Republican Party's strong second-place showing in White and Habersham counties during the 1868 Georgia gubernatorial election. Politics influenced the founding of the Mossy Creek Ku Klux Klan, but by the end of 1868, the organization had shifted its focus toward resisting revenuers sent to enforce the federal liquor tax, whose actions had threatened local autonomy in the region. By the winter of 1870, the Mossy Creek Klan—with Democratic Party domination in the region assured—shifted the focus of its violence toward federal agents responsible for prosecuting liquor tax violators.

Keywords: Mossy Creek; Georgia; election; Democratic Party; domination

Chapter.  9295 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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