Brown and Backlash

Tony Badger

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMassive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction
EditorsClive Webb
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)9780195177862
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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