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Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan
Patricia Bernstein is the author of Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan. Ten Dollars to Hate tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s--by far the most "successful" incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War--and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas district attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be punished for taking the law into their own hands. Much of the focus is on this Klan's animus toward Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. The book also celebrates the members of the Jewish resistance, from heroic Texas Rabbis to a courageous Jewish legislator.
Ms. Bernstein founded her own public relations agency, Bernstein & Associates, in Houston in 1983. She is in business for over 30 years, published numerous newspaper and magazine articles in such venues as Texas Monthly, Cosmopolitan and The Smithsonian Magazine, and two other books: The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP and Having a Baby: Mothers Tell Their Stories.
Bernstein was born in El Paso and grew up in Dallas, a member of Dallas' Temple Emanu-El congregation. She graduated from Smith College with a Degree of Distinction in American Studies.
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