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In this podcast, Art Remillard speaks with Kelly Baker about her new book, Gospel According to the Klan: The Ku Klux Klan’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915–1930. Baker teaches religious studies and American studies at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During this conversation, Baker discusses how she used ethnographic and historical methods to examine the print culture of this “unloved group.” She also talks about how and why the Klan translated its identity through a Protestant lens in their time, and where similar rhetorical constructions of nationalism, nativism, and intolerance appear today.
This podcast originates from the annual meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education.