The Ku Klux Klan had its origins in the American South. It was suppressed but rose again in the 1920s, spreading into Canada, especially Saskatchewan. This book offers a new interpretation for the appeal of the Klan in 1920s Saskatchewan. It argues that the Klan should not be portrayed merely as an irrational outburst of intolerance but as a populist aftershock of the Great War - and a slightly more extreme version of mainstream opinion that wanted to keep Canada British. Through its meticulous exploration of a controversial issue central to the history of Saskatchewan and the formation of national identity, this book shines light upon a dark corner of Canada's past.
James M. Pitsula is a professor of history at the University of Regina.
Introduction 1 The Ku Klux Klan Comes to Saskatchewan 2 Jimmy Gardiner Attacks the Klan 3 The Battle Rages 4 The Klan Rampant 5 Race and Immigration 6 Anti-Catholicism 7 The Threat of Moral Disorder 8 Rage against the Machine Epilogue Notes; Bibliography; Index
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