The Great South Carolina Ku Klux Klan Trials, 1871-1872 Paperback / softback
Part of the Studies in the Legal History of the South series
Paperback / softback
In the late 1860s South Carolina Klansmen unleashed a reign of terror over blacks, and even some whites, in the state.
Suppression of the uprising entailed federal military intervention, suspension of habeas corpus in nine counties, widespread undercover investigations, highly publicized trials, and the conviction of several Klansmen.
All are detailed in this gripping study.