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The Rise of Massive Resistance: Race and Politics in the South During the 1950s

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807124192
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Numan V. Bartley, E. Merton Coulter Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is the author of many works on the South, most recently The New South, 1945-1980.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
1 The South at Mid-Century 3
2 The Dixiecrats and the Rise of Neobourbonism 28
3 The Presidential Election of 1952 and Southern State Politics 47
4 The Brown Decision and the Federal Government 58
5 The Reaction to the Brown Decision 67
6 The Citizens' Councils 82
7 The Political Power Structure 108
8 Interposition 126
9 Third Party Politics in 1956 and the Search for Political Unity 150
10 Propaganda 170
11 The Quest for Conformity: Part I 190
12 The Quest for Conformity: Part II 211
13 The Rationale of Massive Resistance 237
14 Little Rock and the Test of a Doctrine 251
15 The Climax of Massive Resistance 270
16 Southern Institutions 293
17 A Thermidorean Reaction 320
18 Looking Back: An Evaluation of Massive Resistance 340
Critical Essay on Authorities 347
Index 381
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