Louis Kleber

The Ku Klux Klan

The ‘invisible empire’ of the Klan, writes Louis C. Kleber, was the answering organization in the Southern states to the Radical regimes imposed by the victorious North.

Spain and England in Florida

Louis C. Kleber writes how Florida was ceded to Britain in 1763; retroceded to Spain after the American Revolution, and acquired by the United States in 1819.

The XYZ Affair

Twenty years after the Declaration of Independence, writes Louis C. Kleber, the Americans, now at peace with Britain, were involved in tortuous negotiations with the Directory of the French Republic.

Alaska: Russia's Folly

Louis C. Kleber describes how the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Government at a price of just two cents an acre.

The Presidential Election of 1876

In the centenary year of the Declaration of Independence, a deeply troubled American Republic went to the polls to elect a new president. A close and bitter election followed, fought in the shadow of scandal and fraud.

Jones Raids Britain

Though Paul Jones’s landing at Whitehaven did comparatively little real damage, writes Louis C. Kleber, ‘the shock to official and public sensitivities... was enormous’.

The Mason Dixon Line

After long dispute between the Penn and Calvert families, writes Louis C. Kleber, the astronomers, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, sailed for America in November 1763 to lay down their momentous line.