“The True Story of the Ku Klux Klan”: Defining the Klan through Film

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Abstract

In 1923 the Ku Klux Klan produced two films, The Toll of Justice and The Traitor Within. This article considers, for the first time, what the representation, promotion and exhibition of these films suggests about the ways in which the Klan sought to promote and define itself at the height of its power. It examines the cinematic articulations of Klan policies and explores the broader engagement of the Klan and cinema. In doing this, the article repositions film as a contributing factor in the growth and development of the modern Klan during the 1920s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-488
JournalJournal of American Studies
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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