Defending white democracy : the making of a segregationist movement and the remaking of racial politics, 1936-1965
- Jason Morgan Ward.
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- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations
- Ward, Jason Morgan.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 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.
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 began mobilizing against civil rights some years earlier, in the era before World War II, when the New Deal politics of the mid-1930s threatened the monopoly on power that whites held in the South. As Ward shows, years before ""segregationist"" became a badge of honor for civil rights opponents, many white southerners resisted racial change at every turn--launching a preemptive campaign aimed at preserving a social order that they saw as under siege. By the time of the Brown decision, segregationists had amassed an arsenal of tested tactics and arguments to deploy against the civil rights movement in the coming battles. Connecting the racial controversies of the New Deal era to the more familiar confrontations of the 1950s and 1960s, Ward uncovers a parallel history of segregationist opposition that mirrors the new focus on the long civil rights movement and raises troubling questions about the enduring influence of segregation's defenders.
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- Segregation > Southern States > History > 20th century.
- Segregation > Political aspects > Southern States > History > 20th century.
- Southern States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
- Southern States > Race relations > Political aspects > History > 20th century.
- Whites > Southern States > Politics and government > 20th century.
- Whites > Southern States > Attitudes > History > 20th century.
- African Americans > Segregation > Southern States > History.
- Civil rights > Southern States > History > 20th century.
- Government, Resistance to > Southern States > History > 20th century.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Ethnic Studies > African American Studies.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Discrimination & Race Relations.
- HISTORY > United States > 20th Century.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Anthropology > Cultural.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Ethnic Studies > General.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Minority Studies.
- African Americans > Segregation
- Civil rights
- Government, Resistance to
- Race relations
- Race relations > Political aspects
- Whites > Attitudes
- Whites > Politics and government
- Southern States
- Publication date
- 0807869228 (electronic bk.)
- 9780807869222 (electronic bk.)
- 9781469602547 (electronic bk.)
- 1469602547 (electronic bk.)
- 9780807835135 (hardback)
- 0807835137 (hardback)