Ten Dollars to Hate

The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan

978-1-62349-718-7 Paperback
6.12 x 9.25 x 0 in
384 pp. 44 b&w photos. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 11/02/2018


Ten Dollars to Hate tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s—by far the most “successful” incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War—and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas district attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be punished for taking the law into their own hands.

“Bernstein’s offering is a must-read for those interested in Texas history and for those seeking to better understand the tenor of our own times.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“Bernstein has done Texas and the country a favor by documenting Moody’s bravado and vanquishing of the Klan”—Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce

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