The Kappa Alpha Order, 1865-1897: How It Came To Be Southern


Based on his extensive research in private documents and long-out-of-print publications, the author provides an intimate look at the early history of the college fraternity known as KA. The book chronicles KA's founding at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, and the development of its ritual and idealistic philosophy. It goes on to trace the fraternity's spread through the colleges of the post-Civil-War South, and explores KA's relationship, real and perceived, to Robert E. Lee. Appendices include a chapter list from 1865 to 1899 and an essay on the founding date of the fraternity.

Gary Thomas Scott

(1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 140 pp.

ISBN: 9780788400087