Atlanta: Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 1927. A special issue of the Klan's magazine devoted to Roman Catholicism and the campaign of the Catholic New York governor, Alfred E. Smith, for President of the United States. The majority of the issue is devoted to a lengthy article by the Klan's Imperial Wizard, Dr. Hiram W. Evans, entitled "For the People" or For the Pope?, the last of three articles written about alienism and American democracy. Evans' article was prompted by an open letter to Gov. Smith in "The Atlantic," by Charles C. Marshall (1860-1938), lawyer and author of "The Roman Catholic Church in the Modern State." Gov. Smith's rebuttal is also reprinted as well as a final response from Marshall. The issue concludes with excerpts from the encyclical letters of Pope Leo XIII demonstrating the opposition by the Catholic Church toward American democratic principles. The Klan's sustained campaign against Gov. Smith was instrumental in his defeat (see Williams, "The Shadow of the Pope ).
Stapled wrappers (6 ¾” x 9 ¾”), 66 p. A Near Fine copy. Item #9612