Brown and Backlash

Badger, Tony (2005) Brown and Backlash. In: Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 39-55. ISBN 9780195177862

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Abstract

This chapter asserts that conservative resistance to racial change was already entrenched before 1954. It claims that moderate southern politicians were too fearful of an electoral backlash to formulate a strategy to promote gradual racial reform once the Supreme Court had issued its ruling. It implies that massive resistance only became inevitable because of the timidity and fatalism of liberal leaders.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brown, southern politicians, electoral backlash, racial reform, Supreme Court
Subjects: T700 American studies
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 08:15
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23273

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