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Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy

Author: Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural communities, in  Read more...
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McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie.
Mothers of massive resistance.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017039850
Named Person: Nell Battle Lewis; Cornelia Dabney Tucker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
ISBN: 9780190271718 019027171X
OCLC Number: 1001413882
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians Winner of the Society for Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award.
Description: xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Segregation's constant gardeners --
Massive support for segregation, 1920-1941 --
The color line in Virginia: the home grown production of white supremacy --
Citizenship education for a segregated nation --
Campaigning for a Jim Crow south --
Jim Crow storytelling --
Massive resistance to the black freedom struggle, 1942-1974 --
Partisan betrayals: a bad woman, weak white men, and the end of a party --
Jim Crow's international enemies and nationwide allies --
Threats within: black southerners, 1954-1956 --
White women, white youth, and the hope of the nation --
Conclusion: the new national face of segregation: Boston women against busing.
Other Titles: White women and the politics of white supremacy
Responsibility: Elizabeth Gillespie McRae.

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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  Read more...

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