White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism / Edition 1

White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism / Edition 1

by Kevin M. Kruse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691092605

ISBN-13: 9780691092607

Pub. Date: 09/12/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In this reappraisal of racial politics in modern America, Kevin Kruse explains the causes and consequences of "white flight" in Atlanta and elsewhere. Seeking to understand segregationists on their own terms, White Flight moves past simple stereotypes to explore the meaning of white resistance. In the end, Kruse finds that segregationist resistance, which failed to…  See more details below

Overview

In this reappraisal of racial politics in modern America, Kevin Kruse explains the causes and consequences of "white flight" in Atlanta and elsewhere. Seeking to understand segregationists on their own terms, White Flight moves past simple stereotypes to explore the meaning of white resistance. In the end, Kruse finds that segregationist resistance, which failed to stop the civil rights movement, nevertheless managed to preserve the world of segregation and even perfect it in subtler and stronger forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691092607
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/12/2005
Series:
Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1"The city too busy to hate" : Atlanta and the politics of progress19
Ch. 2From radicalism to "respectability" : race, residence, and segregationist strategy42
Ch. 3From community to individuality : race, residence, and segregationist ideology78
Ch. 4The abandonment of public space : desegregation, privatization, and the tax revolt105
Ch. 5The "second battle of Atlanta" : massive resistance and the divided middle class131
Ch. 6The fight for "freedom of association" : school desegregation and white withdrawal161
Ch. 7Collapse of the coalition : sit-ins and the business rebellion180
Ch. 8"The law of the land" : federal intervention and the Civil Rights Act205
Ch. 9City limits : urban separatism and suburban secession234
Epilogue : the legacies of white flight259

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