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

Illustration from The Leopard's Spots. The caption reads "I'll kill the first nigger that crosses that line."

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.[citation needed]


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


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