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Author Ball, Edward, 1958- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Lecorgne,C BAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 395 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Prologue: Our Klansman -- The Ku-Klux Act -- Grands blancs / Big Whites -- Tribes -- Introduction to an Atrocity -- White Terror -- Petits blancs / Little Whites -- Redemption.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lecorgne, Constant, 1832-1886.
Lecorgne family.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations -- 19th century.
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.
White League (La.) -- Biography.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Biography.
Creoles -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Family history in white supremacy
ISBN 9780374186326 hardcover
0374186324 hardcover

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