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" Today, Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still-controversial film The Birth of a Nation . It was The Sins of the Father , however, that Dixon regarded as the most aesthetically satisfying child of his Ku Klux Klan saga. In this novel he telescopes the trilogy's sprawling historical canvas into one tightly scripted narrative. A best-seller in 1912, the novel's themes of interracial sex and incest outraged many upon its publication. Nearly a century later, Dixon's work is undergoing a critical reevaluation. A new introduction by Steven Weisenburger lends a valuable historical and critical perspective to this important and divisive classic of American literature. Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He is also the author of The Clansman and The Flaming Sword. Steven Weisenburger, Mossiker Chair in Humanities at Southern Methodist University, is the author of several books, including Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child- murder from the Old South.

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  1. Front cover
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxx
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  1. A Note on the Text
  2. p. xxxi
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  1. Book One. Sin
  2. p. 1
  1. CHAPTER I. The Woman in Yellow
  2. pp. 3-17
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  1. Chapter II. Cleo Enters
  2. pp. 18-26
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  1. Chapter III. A Beast Awakes
  2. pp. 27-31
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  1. Chapter IV. The Arrest
  2. pp. 32-39
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  1. Chapter V. The Rescue
  2. pp. 40-48
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  1. Chapter VI. A Traitor’s Ruse
  2. pp. 49-53
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  1. Chapter VII. The Irony of Fate
  2. pp. 54-58
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  1. Chapter VIII. A New Weapon
  2. pp. 59-64
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  1. Chapter IX. The Words That Cost
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Chapter X. Man to Man
  2. pp. 68-74
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  1. Chapter XI. The Unbidden Guest
  2. pp. 75-79
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  1. Chapter XII. The Judgment Bar
  2. pp. 80-88
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  1. Chapter XIII. An Old Story
  2. pp. 89-94
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  1. Chapter XIV. The Fight for Life
  2. pp. 95-97
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  1. Chapter XV. Cleo’s Silence
  2. pp. 98-99
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  1. Chapter XVI. The Larger Vision
  2. pp. 100-107
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  1. Chapter XVII. The Opal Gates
  2. pp. 108-111
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  1. Chapter XVIII. Questions
  2. pp. 112-116
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  1. Chapter XIX. Cleo’s Cry
  2. pp. 117-119
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  1. Chapter XX. The Blow Falls
  2. pp. 120-124
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  1. Chapter XXI. The Call of the Blood
  2. pp. 125-132
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  1. Book Two. Atonement
  2. p. 133
  1. Chapter I. The New Life Purpose
  2. pp. 135-137
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  1. Chapter II. A Modern Scalawag
  2. pp. 138-145
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  1. Chapter III. His House in Order
  2. pp. 146-149
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  1. Chapter IV. The Man of the Hour
  2. pp. 150-152
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  1. Chapter V. A Woman Scorned
  2. pp. 153-160
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  1. Chapter VI. An Old Comedy
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. Chapter VII. Trapped
  2. pp. 169-176
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  1. Chapter VIII. Behind the Bars
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. Chapter IX. Andy’s Dilemma
  2. pp. 179-189
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  1. Chapter X. The Best Laid Plans
  2. pp. 190-193
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  1. Chapter XI. A Reconnoitre
  2. pp. 194-200
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  1. Chapter XII. The First Whisper
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Chapter XIII. Andy’s Proposal
  2. pp. 205-209
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  1. Chapter XIV. The Folly of Pity
  2. pp. 210-217
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  1. Chapter XV. A Discovery
  2. pp. 218-224
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  1. Chapter XVI. The Challenge
  2. pp. 225-229
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  1. Chapter XVII. A Skirmish
  2. pp. 230-232
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  1. Chapter XVIII. Love Laughs
  2. pp. 233-236
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  1. Chapter XIX. “Fight it Out!”
  2. pp. 237-242
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  1. Chapter XX. Andy Fights
  2. pp. 243-249
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  1. Chapter XXI. The Second Blow
  2. pp. 250-254
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  1. Chapter XXII. The Test of Love
  2. pp. 255-264
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  1. Chapter XXIII. The Parting
  2. pp. 265-272
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  1. Chapter XXIV. Father and Son
  2. pp. 273-282
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  1. Chapter XXV. The One Chance
  2. pp. 283-286
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  1. Chapter XXVI. Between Two Fires
  2. pp. 287-289
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  1. Chapter XXVII. A Surprise
  2. pp. 290-293
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  1. Chapter XXVIII. Via Dolorosa
  2. pp. 294-300
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  1. Chapter XXIX. The Dregs in the Cup
  2. pp. 301-307
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  1. Chapter XXX. The Mills of God
  2. pp. 308-311
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  1. Chapter XXXI. Sin Full Grown
  2. pp. 312-313
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  1. Chapter XXXII. Confession
  2. pp. 314-316
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  1. Chapter XXXIII. Healing
  2. p. 317
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813172101
Related ISBN
9780813191171
MARC Record
OCLC
67764532
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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