Federal enforcement of civil rights :United States v. Shotwell. and the Ku Klux Klan trials in North Carolina, 1871

Author:
Lyons, David Tolman, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisors:
Mccurdy, Charles, Department of History, University of Virginia
Gaston, Paul, Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

This paper examines the constitutional and political issues confronting federal law enforcement officials involved in the first federal prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan in United States v. Shotwell.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Ku Klux Klan, United States., United States, North Carolina, Ku Klux Klan (19th century), Force Act (1870), 1865-, Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877), History, 19th century, Civil rights
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1991/05