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" Thomas Dixon may be most sensible often called the writer of the best-selling early twentieth-century Klan trilogy that integrated the radical The Clansman (1905), which supplied the middle narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and nonetheless debatable movie The delivery of a country (1915). In his twenty-eighth and final novel, The Flaming Sword (1939), Dixon takes to activity his long-standing black critics, particularly W.E.B. DuBois, through attacking what he thought of to be an enormous conspiracy by means of blacks and Communists to ruin the US. a brand new creation and special notes through John David Smith supply a useful old and demanding viewpoint in this very important and divisive vintage of yankee literature. Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) used to be born in Shelby, North Carolina. he's the writer of The Clansman and The Sins of the daddy.

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I don’t care who the hell comes. I’m busy. ” He rose from his desk, walked to the window and looked out on the equestrian statue of Ben Cameron. The straggling little village of five hundred people had grown into a town of seven thousand and boasted a daily newspaper since he and Ben had ridden the highways in their Klan robes and restored the civilization of the Old South. A pity Ben had put his last dollar in a fool Cotton Seed Oil Trust. He had begged him not to do it. Begged him to go with him in developing North Piedmont across the river on the North Carolina side.

He smiled. ” He kissed her again. “You’re making up for lost time. ” “But, honey,” Dave frowned. “I’ve barely enough money laid by to make the payment on this land for the deed. ” “No it will not. We’ll begin to buy the lumber and haul it here next week. I’ve a little dowry of six hundred dollars left for my wedding day by my mother. The Trustee told me he’ll begin to advance it the day I announce my engagement. ” “All right. We begin next week. ” “I get you, my teacher. ” Marie met them at the gate.

Washington——” He paused until the applause had subsided, applause coming equally from black and white except from Rex Weldon and a little guard of Negro School teachers who surrounded him. “Until Booker T. Washington led the way to a better understanding between us. This great black man is teaching his race the lessons of industry, thrift, character and sterling manhood. He is teaching them to avoid politics as a pestilence. He is teaching them to demand nothing until they have proven themselves worthy to receive it.

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