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dc.contributor.advisorParrish, T. Michael.
dc.contributor.authorFair, Richard H.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of History.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-24T20:30:11Z
dc.date.available2009-08-24T20:30:11Z
dc.date.copyright2009-08
dc.date.issued2009-08-24T20:30:11Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5376
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 140-148).en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the culture of McLennan County surrounding the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and its influence in central Texas. The pervasive violent nature of the area, specifically cases of lynching, allowed the Klan to return. Championing the ideals of the Reconstruction era Klan and the "Lost Cause" mentality of the Confederacy, the 1920s Klan incorporated a Protestant religious fundamentalism into their principles, along with nationalism and white supremacy. After gaining influence in McLennan County, Klansmen began participating in politics to further advance their interests. The disastrous 1922 Waco Agreement, concerning the election of a Texas Senator, and Felix D. Robertson's gubernatorial campaign in 1924 represent the Klan's first and last attempts to manipulate politics. These failed endeavors marked the Klan’s decline in McLennan County and Texas at large.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Richard H. Fair.en
dc.format.extentix, 148 p. : ill., photos.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectKu Klux Klan (1915-) --- Texas --- McLennan County.en
dc.subjectTexas --- Mclennan County -- Race relations.en
dc.subjectTexas --- Mclennan County -- Politics and government.en
dc.title"The good angel of practical fraternity" : the Ku Klux Klan in McLennan County, 1915-1924.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentHistory.en


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