The Clansman: Racisim writ large, romance writ small

In his forward to The Clansman, Thomas Dixon says his novel shows how the Klu Klux Klan “against overwhelming odds…saved the life of a people.” Readers can judge that for themselves. The Clansman by Thomas Dixon An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan. Illus.with scenes from photo-play The Birth of a Nation. Grossett & […]

The One Woman Is Too Ridiculous

The early 1900s saw a spate of novels about clergymen who came under bad influences in big cities. Thomas Dixon Jr.’s The One Woman: A Story of Modern Utopia is one of the more ridiculous examples of group. The One Woman contains some interesting insights into what today are sneeringly called traditional values, but the […]