The Eyes of Midnight

Robert Wilson

More than 120 years after the White Caps terrorized Sevier County in East Tennessee, longtime residents still wont talk about the lawless band of vigilantes. Veteran journalist Robert Wilson shines a spotlight on the group with this detailed history. Relying on a primary source--The White Caps: A History of the Organization in Sevier County, distributed in 1899 by the publisher of the City Directory of Knoxville--as well as his own research, Wilson presents the most complete account to date of why the White Caps were so feared.Though the description may summon images of the Ku Klux Klan, the White Caps focused their wrath on what they perceived as immoral behavior--although some of their activity targeted, among others, blacks and Jews. However, what started out as a fairly mild enforcement of Victorian values in an isolated, God-fearing community became much, much more. Find out how far the group went in The Eyes of Midnight.

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