They called themselves the K.K.K.: the birth of an American terrorist group

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"Boys, let us get up a club."

With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend's mansion in 1866. They pulled white sheets over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee. Soon, the six friends named their club the Ku Klux Klan and began patterning their initiations after fraternity rites, with passwords and mysterious handshakes. All too quickly, this club would grow into the self-proclaimed "Invisible Empire," with secret dens spread across the South. On their brutal raids, the nightriders would claim to be ghosts of Confederate soldiers and would use psychological and physical terror against former slaves who dared to vote, own land, attend school, or worship as they pleased.

This is the story of how a secret terrorist group took root in America's democracy. Filled with chilling and vivid personal accounts unearthed from oral histories, congressional documents, and other primary sources, this is an audiobook to remember.

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9780544225824
9780618440337
061844033
9780547488035
9781441871558
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MG+
Level 9.2, 7 Points
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1180L
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Grouping Title they called themselves the k k k the birth of an american terrorist group
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Hate groups, Hate groups -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature, Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Juvenile literature, Ku Klux Klan (1915-) -- Juvenile literature, Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.), Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.) -- Juvenile literature, Racism, Racism -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature, United States -- Race relations, United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalist, -- 2011
title_display They called themselves the K.K.K. : the birth of an American terrorist group
title_full They Called Themselves the K.K.K. The Birth of an American Terrorist Group, They called themselves the K.K.K. : the birth of an American terrorist group / by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, They called themselves the K.K.K. [sound recording] : the birth of an American terrorist group / Susan Campbell Bartoletti
title_short They called themselves the K.K.K. :
title_sub the birth of an American terrorist group
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Hate groups, History, Politics, Race relations, Racism, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalist, Young Adult Nonfiction