Massive Resistance : Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction
"Massive Resistance" brings together ten essays that critically assess southern white resistance to school desegregation. The collection examines, in close detail, the practice of massive resistance, revealing the ideological and tactical divisions that characterized the southern white response to civil rights protest, as well as the illusion of the union of racial moderates and extremists in what has been called a solid white South. The essays also look at white resistance through gender issues, the wider context of international Cold War politics, the critical backlash against Brown, religious and theological bases of resistance, the events of Little Rock, private education as an alternative to desegregation, and the intellectual foundations of massive resistance.
- Hardback | 259 pages
- 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
- 01 Aug 2005
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
"Webbs volume highlights an emerging area of exciting research."--Jeffrey D. Howison, Southern Historian"The most comprehensive overview of massive resistance to date, this collection is marked by outstanding research, high quality of writing, and analysis of religion, gender, and politics in sharp case studies."--David Goldfield, University of North Carolina-Charlotte"Collectively, the ten essays in this groundbreaking volume examine the full range of massive resistance, revealing the complexities of race, politics, religion, and regional culture in the modern South. Scholars and serious students of the civil rights era will find this volume indispensable."--Raymond Arsenault, University of South Florida"For anyone who seeks to understand white southern opposition to desegregation in the 1950s and early 1960s, this outstanding book is indispensable. By examining the complex strands of white resistance, these scholars also help us better understand the achievements, and failures, of the civil rights movement."--Dan Carter, University of South Carolina