Thomas Dixon

The Clansman

originally published:
New York : Doubleday, Page & Company

The first edition, image courtesy of a private collector.


  • Blockson101(1905)

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born: 1/11/1864
died: 4/3/1946
born as: Thomas Dixon, Jr.

American novelist, dramatist, and legislator who vigorously propagated ideas of white supremacy. He is chiefly remembered for his novel The Clansman (1905), which presented a sympathetic picture of the Ku Klux Klan. Dixon's friend, D.W. Griffith, used the novel as the basis for the epic film The Birth of a Nation (1915). Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature