The Leopard's Spots

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The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden - 1865-1900
The Leopard's Spots.jpg
First edition cover
Author Thomas Dixon
Illustrator C. D. Williams
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Doubleday, Page & Co.
Publication date
1902
Media type Print
OCLC 12852953

The Leopard's Spots is the first novel of Thomas Dixon's Ku Klux Klan trilogy that included The Clansman and The Traitor.[1] In the novel Dixon offers an account of Reconstruction in which he portrays the villains as a former slave driver, Northern carpetbaggers and emancipated slaves; and heroes as members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Characters[edit]

Charles Gaston – A man who dreams of making it to the Governor's Mansion
Sallie Worth – A daughter of the old-fashioned South
Gen. Daniel Worth – Sallie Worth's father
Mrs. Worth – Sallie's mother
The Rev. John Durham – A preacher who threw his life away
Tom Camp – A Confederate soldier
Flora – Tom's daughter
Simon Legree – Ex-slave driver and Reconstruction leader
Allan Mcleod – A scalawag (Union sympathizer)
Everett Lowell – Member of Congress from Boston
Helen Lowell – Everett's daughter
Major Stuart Dameron – Head of the Ku Klux Klan
Hose Norman – poor white man
Hon. Tim Shelby – Political Boss
George Harris, Jr – An educated Negro
Leonidas

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bloomfield, Maxwell. "Dixon's "The Leopard's Spots": A Study in Popular Racism," American Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Autumn, 1964), pp. 387–401 in JSTOR

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