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Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

ISBN : 9780190271718

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¥5,379
Author: 
Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Pages
368 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Mothers of Massive Resistance tells the story of how white women shaped racial segregation in the South and postwar conservatism across the nation. Through their work in social welfare, public education, partisan politics, and culture, they created a massive resistance that spanned five decades, and continues to mobilize local communities and survive legislative defeat.

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Segregation's Constant Gardeners
Part I: Massive Support for Segregation, 1920-1942
Ch. 1 The Color Line in Virginia: The Home Grown Production of White Supremacy
Ch. 2 Citizenship Education for a Segregated Nation
Ch. 3 Campaigning for a Jim Crow South
Ch. 4 Jim Crow Storytelling
Part II: Massive Resistance to the Black Freedom Struggle
Ch. 5 Partisan Betrayals: A Bad Woman, Weak White Men, and the End of a Party
Ch. 6 Jim Crow's International Enemies and Nationwide Allies
Ch. 7 Threats Within: Black Southerners, 1954-1956
Ch. 8 White Women, White Youth, and the Hope of the Nation
Conclusion: The New National Face of Segregation: Boston Women Against Busing
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is an associate professor of history and director of graduate social science education programs at Western Carolina University.

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