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Life of a Klansman : a family history in white supremacy / Edward Ball.

Ball, Edward, 1958- (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374186326
  • ISBN: 0374186324
  • Physical Description: 395 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Our Klansman -- The Ku-Klux Act -- Grands blancs / Big Whites -- Tribes -- Introduction to an Atrocity -- White Terror -- Petits blancs / Little Whites -- Redemption.
Summary, etc.:
"An examination of the history of the author's family and its ties to white supremacist movements."-- Provided by publisher.
Sifting through family lore about "our Klansman" as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages-- all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. Ball also sought out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by Lecorgne and his comrades, and shares their stories. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Lecorgne, Constant, 1832-1886.
Lecorgne family.
Lecorgne family.
White League (La.) > Biography.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) > Biography.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) > Louisiana > New Orleans.
Racism > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 19th century.
White supremacy movements > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > 19th century.
Creoles > Louisiana > History > 19th century.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination.
New Orleans (La.) > Race relations > 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) > Biography.
Genre: Biography.