Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan by Nancy MacLean (review)

Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan by Nancy MacLean (Oxford University Press, 1994)

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Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan by Nancy MacLean (review)

by John Herbert Roper
Southern Cultures, Vol. 2, No. 2: Winter 1996

Oxford University Press, 1994

When Nancy MacLean unmasks the Ku Klux Klan, the results are predictably bad for the KKK. But the results are even worse for good people, solid citizens, the progressive middle class, all of us who can say, as did the late writer Truman Capote, “My parents and my neighbors were racists, but at least they didn’t join the Ku Klux Klan.”