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The Resource Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy, Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy, Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

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Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy
Title
Mothers of massive resistance
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white women and the politics of white supremacy
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Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
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White women and the politics of white supremacy
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eng
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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 university towns, and in New South cities, white women performed a myriad of duties that upheld white over black. These politics, like a well-tended garden, required careful planning, daily observing, constant weeding, fertilizing, and periodic poisoning. They held essay contests, decided on the racial identity of their neighbors, canvassed communities for votes, inculcated racist sentiments in their children, fought for segregation in their schools, and wrote column after column publicizing threats to their Jim Crow world. Without white women, white supremacist politics could not have shaped local, regional, and national politics the way it did, and the long civil rights movement would not have been so long. This book is organized around four key figures--Nell Battle Lewis, Florence Sillers Ogden, Mary Dawson Cain, and Cornelia Dabney Tucker--whose political work, publications, and private correspondence offer a window onto the broad and massive network of women across the South and the nation who populate this story. Placing white women's political work from the 1920s to the 1970s at the center, this book demonstrates the diverse ways white women sustained twentieth century campaigns for white supremacist politics, continuing well beyond federal legislation outlawing segregation, and draws attention to the role of women in grassroots politics of the 20th century."--Provided by publisher
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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 university towns, and in New South cities, white women performed a myriad of duties that upheld white over black. These politics, like a well-tended garden, required careful planning, daily observing, constant weeding, fertilizing, and periodic poisoning. They held essay contests, decided on the racial identity of their neighbors, canvassed communities for votes, inculcated racist sentiments in their children, fought for segregation in their schools, and wrote column after column publicizing threats to their Jim Crow world. Without white women, white supremacist politics could not have shaped local,regional, and national politics the way it did, and the long civil rights movement would not have been so long. This book is organized around four key figures--Nell Battle Lewis, Florence Sillers Ogden, Mary Dawson Cain, and Cornelia Dabney Tucker--whosepolitical work, publications, and private correspondence offer a window onto the broad and massive network of women across the South and the nation who populate this story. Placing white women's political work from the 1920s to the 1970s at the center, this book demonstrates the diverse ways white women sustained twentieth century campaigns for white supremacist politics, continuing well beyond federal legislation outlawing segregation, and draws attention to the role of women in grassroots politics of the 20th century."--Provided by publisher
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10622160
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McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie
Dewey number
320.56/909730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
M354 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • White supremacy movements
  • Women, White
  • Women, White
  • Women, White
  • Segregation
  • Race discrimination
  • Racism
  • United States
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adult
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white women and the politics of white supremacy
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Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy, Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Segregation's constant gardeners -- Massive support for segregation, 1920-1942 -- 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
Control code
on1001413882
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 352 pages
Isbn
9780190271718
Lccn
2017016910
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1001413882
Label
Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy, Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Segregation's constant gardeners -- Massive support for segregation, 1920-1942 -- 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
Control code
on1001413882
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 352 pages
Isbn
9780190271718
Lccn
2017016910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001413882

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