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Defending white democracy : the making of a segregationist movement and the remaking of racial politics, 1936-1965

Author: Jason Morgan Ward
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After the Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional in 1954, southern white backlash seemed to explode overnight. Journalists profiled the rise of a segregationist movement committed to preserving the "southern way of life" through a campaign of massive resistance. In Defending White Democracy, Jason Morgan Ward reconsiders the origins of this white resistance, arguing that southern conservatives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Morgan Ward
ISBN: 9780807835135 0807835137 9781469613871 1469613875
OCLC Number: 711043308
Description: xi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Agitating falsely the race problem --
The white south's "double V" --
From white supremacists to "segregationists" --
Nationalizing race and southernizing freedom --
The rhetoric of responsible resistance --
The southern "minority" and the silent majority.
Responsibility: Jason Morgan Ward.

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Ward reveals the critical historical continuities in Southern racial politics . . . [and] meticulously records how the proponents on one side of the struggle over civil rights rallied against social Read more...

 
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