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Unlikely dissenters : white southern women in the fight for racial justice, 1920-1970

Author: Anne Stefani
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Anne Stefani focuses on a particular group of white southerners--the minority of white women who lived in a white supremacist society but who rejected the segregationist system and contributed to its demise. She argues that the double identity of these white southern women as both "oppressors" and "victims" forced them to confront their native culture, developing a unique form of racial activism  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Stefani
ISBN: 9780813060767 0813060761
OCLC Number: 889164912
Description: xiv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Profiles: two generations, one identity --
Before Brown: southern lady activism --
After Brown, part one: the tactics of respectability --
After Brown, part two: open confrontation --
The 1960s movement: modern abolitionists --
A peculiar brand of feminism.
Responsibility: Anne Stefani.

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Between 1920 and 1970, a small but significant number of white women confronted white supremacy and the segregationist system in the American South, incontrovertibly contributing to its demise. Using  Read more...

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