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The Forgotten Battle of Fort Pillow and the Birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Library Journal. 126.11 (June 15, 2001): p117. From Business Collection.
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The Forgotten Battle of Fort Pillow and the Birth of the Ku Klux Klan color. 83 min. with tchr's, guide. Stan Armstrong & others, dist. by Cinema Guild, 130 Madison Ave., 2d fl., New York, NY 10016; 212-685-6242. 2001. DVD ISBN 0-7815-0841-Z. $49.95; VHS $39.95. HIST

[DVD] On April 12 1864, Confederate. troops under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked white and black Union forces holding Fort Pillow, TN. Large numbers of Union solders, especially black troops, were killed during the assault, and Forrest was accused of allowing a massacre to occur. This excellent DVD presents Forrest's biography plus a detailed study of this dark piece of American history. The disc's main menu provides easy access to its 16 chapters. Period illustrations, maps, and interviews with scholars, politicians, and modern Civil War reenactors illuminate both Fort Pillow and Forrest's later involvement and abandonment of the Ku Klux Klan. Additional sections contain longer versions of the interviews with the program participants. The work also contains Microsoft Word versions of two of Forrest's speeches. While Civil War buffs will be familiar with the material covered here, other viewers will find this video useful for the coverage of Forrest and this aspect of the war with relation to African Americans. For all media collections.--Stephen L. Hupp, Urbana Univ., OH

Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)
Hupp, Stephen L. "The Forgotten Battle of Fort Pillow and the Birth of the Ku Klux Klan." Library Journal, 15 June 2001, p. 117. Business Collection, http%3A%2F%2Flink.galegroup.com%2Fapps%2Fdoc%2FA76627793%2FGPS%3Fu%3Dd0_mlpbcls%26sid%3DGPS%26xid%3Dfab2a23a. Accessed 21 Oct. 2018.

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