• By: OLM Staff

The little-known story of the Ku Klux Klan in Canada

Title:The Ku Klux Klan in Canada: A Century of Promoting Racism and Hate in the Peaceable Kingdom
By: Allan Bartley
PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781459506138
EBOOK ISBN: 9781459506145

A story that will astonish most Canadians.

The Klan was active in almost every province in the 1920s and ’30s. Tens of thousands of members terrorized Black and Asian Canadians, Jews, and Catholics, largely without penalty. Klan members engaged in cross burning, tarring and feathering, and other well-known racist tactics that have been largely left out of Canadian history.

In The Ku Klux Klan in Canada, author Allan Bartley frames the Klan’s cross-country reach as part of a long established tradition of racism in Canadian society. He also documents the group’s small but violent rebirth in the 1980s and ’90s. Allan is a former intelligence analyst for Canadian security agencies who has been researching Klan activity in Canada for over a decade.

About the author:

Allan Bartley has researched the history of the KKK in Canada for a decade. In 1995, he published the article "A Public Nuisance: The Ku Klux Klan in Ontario 1923-27" in the Journal of Canadian Studies. He is also the author of Alexander MacNeill, A Political Life, and Heroes in Waiting:The 160th Battalion in the Great War. A former intelligence analyst for Canadian security agencies, he lives in Ottawa.