The History of the Ku Klux Klan

Nathan Bedford Forrest, Racism, Neo-Nazis, anti-Semitism, terrorism, fiery cross, Referat, Hausaufgabe, The History of the Ku Klux Klan
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The History of the Ku Klux Klan Preface: It is not very simple to write down the history of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), because there are many contradictory information about the Ku Klux Klan. A good example for this is the number of the members in the 1920s. In the Encyclopedia Americana is written down they have had 1.5 million members, on the contrary, the Encyclopaedia Britannica says they have had 4 million members. I think, the reason for these differences are that the Klan was an undercover organization and that they counted there members not very often. There are three main periods: the first one from 1865 till 1871, the second one from 1915 till 1944 and the last one from 1946 till today. Between these periods the Klan was forbidden or had died out. The Birth of the Ku Klux Klan ...

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