Why does white supremacist politics in america remain so powerful elizabeth gillespie mcrae argues that the answer lies with white women examining racial segregation from 1920s to the 1970s mothers of massive resistance examines the grassroots workers who upheld the system of racial segregation and jim crow. Mothers of massive resistance white women and the politics of white supremacy elizabeth gillespie mcrae addresses the central role white women played in the crafting of white supremacist politics. White womens segregationist politics involved foreign affairs economic policy family values strict constitutionalism states rights and white supremacy mothers of massive resistance white women and the politics of white supremacy part ii massive resistance to the black freedom struggle 1942 1974. A fresh look at the story of grassroots resistance to racial equality undertaken by white women who took central roles in disciplining their communities according to jim crows rules for mcrae history western carolina univ whose dissertation and essay in the 2005 anthology massive . Mothers of massive resistance white women and the politics of white supremacy responsibility elizabeth gillespie mcrae publication new york ny oxford university press 2018 mothers of massive resistance tells the story of how white women shaped racial segregation in the south and postwar conservatism across the nation through their
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