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

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LSU Press, Jul 1, 1999 - History - 390 pages
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Contents

The South at MidCentury
3
The Dixiecrats and the Rise of Neobourbonism
28
The Presidential Election of 1952 and Southern State Politics
47
The Brown Decision and the Federal Government
58
The Reaction to the Brown Decision
67
The Citizens Councils
82
The Political Power Structure
108
Interposition
126
Part II
211
The Rationale of Massive Resistance
237
Little Rock and the Test of a Doctrine
251
The Climax of Massive Resistance
270
Southern Institutions
293
A Thermidorean Reaction
320
An Evaluation of Massive Resistance
340
Critical Essay on Authorities
347

g Third Party Politics in 1956 and the Search for Political Unity
150
Propaganda
170
Part I
190

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About the author (1999)

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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