From the KKK to the Black Shriners
Lecture no. 21 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies
Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Professor Spence turns his focus to the United States and looks at uniquely American secret societies, including the sham group known as the U. S. Secret and Civil Service Society, Self-Supporting Branch. He also covers the disturbing emergence and evolution of the Ku Klux Klan. The history of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine—or the Shriners is also covered. Discover how the secret societies that emerged during this period provided foundation for and acted as a reflection of America at the turn of the century.