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Monday, January 09, 2006
 

Stetson Kennedy was a fabulist


According to the Freakonomics boys' piece in the Times, at least.

His 1954 book was called I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan. It seems that, actually, he didn't. The material was OK, it was just his version of how he got it that included some stretchers.

It all came to light just because of a chapter in the Freakonomics book. The perils of publicity!

I've mentioned Kennedy's Jim Crow book before: fun facts about the crazy laws of segregation in and out of Dixie c1960. Hope that's kosher...


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