The Leopard’s Spots: A Romance of the White Man’s Burden 1865—1900

HTML Editor - Full Version

Take 15% off and get FREE Shipping with code SHIPSAVE17 at checkout.

By Thomas Dixon. Volume I of the “Reconstruction Trilogy” set of historically accurate novels designed to tell the post Civil War story from the Southern side. Dixon, a Baptist preacher, was driven to write The Leopard’s Spots after seeing a stage version of Harriet Beeche Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Offended at the many lies and anti-Southern slander in that book, Dixon set about writing a comparative story told from the other side.

Written in the colorful (and now very politically incorrect) style of the time, this book tells a very unreconstructed account of Reconstruction, in which the villains are Simon Legree, Northern liberals and emancipated slaves, and the heroes are the white Southerners and the original Ku Klux Klan.

Although Dixon personally condemned slavery and Klan activities after Reconstruction ended, he argued that blacks must be denied political equality because that leads to social equality and miscegenation, and thus the destruction of civilization.

The Leopard’s Spots follows the story of Charles Gaston, son of a famous Confederate colonel, who leads his state of North Carolina on to a victory over the Reconstructionists who sought to create a Haiti-type situation in the South.

Although it was the author’s intention to set the balance straight, the book highlights the madness of slavery, the impossibility of segregation and that physical racial geographical separation is the only answer to the race problem.

The other two volumes in this trilogy, Vol. II: The Clansman and Vol. III: The Traitor, were equally as successful, with The Clansman being made into DW Griffiths’ smash movie hit, Birth of a Nation.

“Man! are you conscious of your immense responsibility? You have deliberately undone the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe!”—Dr Max Nordau, letter to Dixon.

 

Paperback edition

Pages: 345

Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback

Interior Ink: Black & white

Weight: 0.58 kg

Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

£9.95 / $13.10  plus shipping

Secure online shopping

Hardcover edition

Pages: 345

Binding: Hardcover (dust-jacket)

Interior Ink: Black & white

Weight: 0.54 kg

Dimensions (centimetres): 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall

£15.35 / $23.42 plus shipping

Secure online shopping

 Note: All prices converted automatically upon checkout to local currencies at latest exchange rates as determined by the International Money Changers (whoever they are). Slight variations may exist due to currency exchange rates which are, of course, beyond our control.

Related products:

The Clansman Volume II of the Reconstruction Trilogy

The Traitor, Volume III of the Reconstruction Trilogy

HTML Editor - Full Version

Take 15% off and get FREE Shipping with code SHIPSAVE17 at checkout.

Filed in: CULTURE/ART, MODERN HISTORY Tags: , , ,

You might like:

Authentic History: Ku Klux Klan, 1865–1877 Authentic History: Ku Klux Klan, 1865–1877
The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It
The Southerner: The Real Story of Abraham Lincoln The Southerner: The Real Story of Abraham Lincoln
© 2017 Ostara Publications. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.
Unauthorized reproduction strictly prohibited..
Read more:
The Republic

By Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. The complete and unabridged master translation, acknowledged as the most superior and accurate version...

Close