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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 93

30. J. S. McNeilly, “The Enforcement Act of 1871 and the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi,” Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society 9 (1906): 109-71.

Critique of the Ku Klux Klan enforcement act, which the author believes was both unnecessary and punitive. The author’s tone can be deduced from the first sentence. “That measure of national legislation commonly known as the Enforcement or Ku Klux Klan Act, marked extreme fever heat in the reconstruction rabies.”