Resurrection & Redemption: How The Second Coming Of The Ku Klux Klan Shaped American Religion, Politics, And Culture In The Progressive Era
West Point Press
"In 1915 The New York Times hailed David Wark Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation as “an impressive new illustration of the scope of the motion picture camera…” going on to explain how the film’s best scenes are those that follow “the night riding of the men of the Ku Klux Klan, who look like a company of avenging spectral crusaders sweeping along the moonlit roads.” Griffith’s motion picture achieved such success that he would be invited to a special screening of the film at the White House, one month before the Times published its review..."
Patterson, Sean. “Resurrection & Redemption: How The Second Coming Of The Ku Klux Klan Shaped American Religion, Politics, And Culture In The Progressive Era.” Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 11 (Spring 2021): 36-62.