Dixon, Thomas

Dixon, Thomas

▪ American writer
born Jan. 11, 1864, Shelby, N.C., U.S.
died April 3, 1946, Raleigh, N.C.

      U.S. novelist, dramatist, and legislator who vigorously propagated ideas of white supremacy. He is chiefly remembered for his novel The Clansman (1905), which presented a sympathetic picture of the Ku Klux Klan. Dixon's friend, D.W. Griffith, used the novel as the basis for the epic film The Birth of a Nation (1915).

      After taking a degree from Greensboro (N.C.) Law School, Dixon was admitted to the bar in 1886. He spent a year as a member of the North Carolina legislature but resigned to become a Baptist minister, serving in Raleigh, N.C., Boston, and New York City (1889–99). His first novel, The Leopard's Spots (1902), forms a trilogy about the South during Reconstruction with The Clansman and The Traitor (1907). He wrote other novels and some plays, and as late as 1939 he wrote yet another fictional account of black–white relations in the United States, The Flaming Sword. His nonfiction work includes The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy (1932), written with Harry M. Daugherty, President Harding's one-time campaign manager.

      Dixon lived in Raleigh in his later years and was clerk of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, North Carolina, from 1938 to 1943. Although a Democrat, he opposed Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Dixon espoused many right-wing causes.

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