Branson, MO: The New Menace, .
 pp. Stapled wrappers, lightly toned, a few spots of foxing. Very good. The New Menace was a virulently anti-Catholic newspaper founded in 1911 (as The Menace) and boasting a subscriber base of more than a million after just three years. Circulation declined during World War I as fears focused on the German enemy, but grew again in the early 1920s, a time when new Ku Klux Klan organizations were being formed around the country. In August 1921, three priests were murdered in separate incidents in Alabama, South Dakota, and California. The Knights of Columbus and other Catholic organizations argued that the murderers were the result of hatred incited by anti-Catholic newspapers. This pamphlet responds to that accusation, insisting that one case had no "point of contact with anti-papal political activity until Rome instructed her lecturers to attempt to make out a murder indictment against the anti-papal movement." The other two dead priests, they claim, had documented records of lewd behavior and "probably would have been killed by any father zealous for the sanctity of his home and the chastity of his daughter." Not found in OCLC.
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