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Traitor

Thomas Dixon, Jr. (1864-1946)

1. 1.1 The Threat
2. 1.2 Mr. Hoyle Receives a Shock
3. 1.3 A Blow is Struck
4. 1.4 The Old Code
5. 1.5 Graham vs. Butler
6. 1.6 Scalawag and Carpetbagger
7. 1.7 The Reign of Folly.....
8. 1.8 The Masqueraders
9. 1.9 A Counter Stroke
10. 1.10 The Strength of the Weak
11. 1.11 Through the Secret Panel
12. 2.1 Stella's Resolution
13. 2.2 Weighed and Found Wanting
14. 2.3 The Trap is Set
15. 2.4 Ackerman Secures a Pledge
16. 2.5 In the Toils
17. 2.6 The Train for the North
18. 2.7 The Daughter of Eve
19. 2.8 The Tracks at the Door
20. 2.9 A Test of Strength
21. 2.10 Behind Bolted Doors
22. 2.11 A Voice in Warning
23. 2.12 The Trap is Sprung
24. 2.13 For Love's Sake
25. 2.14 The Judgment Hall of Fate
26. 3.1 The Arrest
27. 3.2 Through Prison Bars
28. 3.3 A Woman's Way
29. 3.4 The Hon. Stephen Hoyle
30. 3.5 Ackerman Cornered
31. 3.6 Through Deep Waters
32. 3.7 The Prisoner at the Bar
33. 3.8 The Ministry of Angels
34. 3.9 The Day of Atonement
35. 3.10 Under Bright Skies

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Summary

Dixon lived through Reconstruction, and believed it ranked with the French Revolution in brutality and criminal acts. The Traitor (1907), the final book in his trilogy which also includes The Leopard’s Spots (1902), and The Clansman (1905), spans a two-year period just after Reconstruction (1870-1872), and covers the decline of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. Dixon, whose father was an early Klan leader, maintained that the original Klan, the “reconstruction Klan” was morally formed in desperation to protect the people from lawlessness, address Yankee brutality, and save southern civilization. Now, in this final installment, he portrays how and why the later Klan falls into disrepute. The story includes folk legends, haunted houses, secret passageways, and spectral apparitions as part of its complicated story, weaving fact, fiction and romance in typical Dixon style. While defamed as a white supremacist by today’s multi-cultural society, thus falling far out of favor, Dixon was one of the most popular American writers of the period, faithfully depicting the wide range of racial/cultural opinions of 19th century America.

Reviews

Randall

- Traitor

Fine conclusion.