The Klan Unmasked

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The Klan Unmasked

By Stetson Kennedy; David Pilgrim (Introduction by)

University Alabama Press, Paperback, 9780817356743, 285pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2011


Stetson Kennedy's infiltration and exposure of the KKK.

About the Author
Stetson Kennedy was head of the Florida Writers' Project unit on folklore, oral history, and socio-ethnic studies for the Works Progress Administration between 1937 and 1942. He traveled the cities, towns, and rural backwoods of Florida collecting oral histories, songs, and stories from a diverse cross-section of people. His work resulted in one of the first volumes in the American Folkways Series edited by Erskine Caldwell, and remains a unique and important documentation of the social history of Florida.

David Pilgrim is Professor of Health and Social Policy, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK. After training and working as a clinical psychologist he completed a PhD examining psychotherapy in the organisational setting of the British NHS. He then went on the complete a Master s in sociology. He has worked at the boundary between clinical psychology and medical sociology for the past twenty years and has produced over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, based upon his research into mental health policy and practice. His years working in the British NHS provided him with extensive everyday experience of the theoretical and policy aspects of mental health expressed in practical settings. One his books, A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3rd edition, Open University Press, 2005), co-authored with Anne Rogers, won the British Medical Association s medical book of the year award for 2006. Currently he is writing a book on critical realism and mental health (Routledge, 2014) and is co-editing (with John Hall) a book on the history of British clinical psychology for the British Psychological Society. This will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary in 2015 of the establishment in the latter of the Division of Clinical Psychology.

Praise For The Klan Unmasked

"S tetson Kennedy is our Nation’s No. 1 Klan-buster. He has done a painstaking and patriotic job in exposing the KKK. Everyone interested in the future of America should read his book.”--Drew Pearson, Washington Merry-Go-Round

“Back in the forties, when the going was very, very rough, Stetson Kennedy was working with me and our Atlanta office, and he infiltrated not just one, but many Klans.” --Arnold Forster, general counsel, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith

“Stetson Kennedy’s infiltration and exposure was the greatest single factor in curbing the growth of the post WW II Klan.” --Wynn Craig Wade, The Fiery Cross