Citizen Klansmen: The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, 1921-1928


Indiana had the largest and most politically significant state organization in the massive national Ku Klux Klan movement of the 1920s. Using a unique set of Klan membership documents, quantitative analysis, and a variety of other sources, Leonard Moore provides a comprehensive analysis of the group's statewide membership patterns. Challenging traditional assumptions about the movement, Moore explores the reasons for the Klan's enormous popularity in Indiana and examines the social forces that led to its domination of state and local politics.

"Clearly the most important piece of scholarship to date concerning the Indiana Klan". -- Indiana Magazine of History

"Simply put, Citizen Klansmen is the best published study of the second KKK to date .... The author has presented a powerful argument that will profoundly shape the debate about the significance of the Invisible Empire for years to come". -- Reviews in American History

"For students of the Klan and historians interested in the social movements of,the 1920s, this work is a valuable and indispensable resource". -- Journal of American Ethnic History

A fascinating analysis of the largest state KKK organization of the 1920s

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Chapel Hill, NC
Publication year:
  • 1991


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