White Supremacy And The Ku Klux Klan HIST4038

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Originally formed in the wake of the Civil War in the 1860s, reaching its peak in the 1920s with upwards of four million members, and continuing to exist in various forms in the present, the Ku Klux Klan has epitomised American white male supremacy, racial violence and terror for almost 150 years. This course will consider the reasons for the formation and persistence of the Klan by examining white men's use of racial ideology, religion, ritual, and violence.


Taught twice weekly.

Requirements of Entry

Admission to honours in History.

Excluded Courses





Coursework - class essay (2000 words approximately)

Examination duration - 120 mins

Coursework - seminar presentation

Main Assessment In: April/May