Simple Decency and Common Sense

Simple Decency and Common Sense : The Southern Conference Movement, 1938-63

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"...a major contribution to the historiography of the recent South." - John Dittmer. "...an important contribution to the archives of integration and nondiscrimination." - "Publishers Weekly". In this pioneering study of the white southern liberalism, Linda Reed restores the Southern Conference for Human Welfare and the Southern Conference Educational Fund to a prominent place in American and southern history. During four decades the SCHW and SCEF, often in cooperation with the NAACP and other black organizations, sought to solve the major problems of the southern US. The SCEF became especially active in school integration during the 1950s and 1960s.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 9 b&w photos
  • 0253209129
  • 9780253209122

Table of contents

Chronology Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: A New Answer to the Old Questions of Southern Proverty and Backwardness Chapter 2: How the southern Conference Movement Operated: Administration, Finances, Membership, and Literature Chapter 3: Alienation, Fear, and Red-baiting Chapter 4: Making Poll Tax a National Issue Chapter 5: Southern Liberalism and the Search for Racial Justice during World War II Chapter 6: Critical Years for SCHW Chapter 7: The Perpetuation of an SCHW Legacy Chapter 8: SCEF and the Challenge of Desegregation Chapter 9: White Southern Backlash and the High Price for a Just Cause Conclusion Bibliographical Essay Appendix Notes Indexshow more