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The politics of massive resistance, by Francis M. Wilhoit.


New York, G. Braziller [1973] .
ISBN 0807607002

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Subjects African Americans -- Southern States.
Américains -- États-Unis (Sud)
États-Unis (Sud) -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1951-
États-Unis (Sud) -- Relations raciales.
Massive resistance (Southern states history, 1956-1964)
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Southern States -- Race relations.
Description 320 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes A Revision of the author's thesis, Harvard, 1958.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary From preface: This book provides a descriptive analysis and critical discussion of the origins, politics, and ideology of Massive Resistance, the right-wing movement that surfaced in the mid-1950's as the white South's response to the United States Supreme Court's desegregation decision. The main emphasis is on describing the development stages through which Massive Resistance evolved and analyzing the interrelationships of mythic ideas and political action in each of the stages.
Contents American politics and race relations -- The Brown decision -- First reactions of the segregationists -- Rise of the southern resistance -- The ideology of massive resistance -- Leadership elites -- Popular forces in the movement -- The iconography and demonology of massive resistance -- Massive resistance programs -- Critical confronations -- Congress and massive resistance -- Abatement of massive resistance -- Abatement of massive resistance -- An interpretive explanation -- Epilogue: challenge and opportunity.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)800741
(OCoLC)ocm00800741
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