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The Resource White flight : Atlanta and the making of modern conservatism, Kevin M. Kruse

White flight : Atlanta and the making of modern conservatism, Kevin M. Kruse

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White flight : Atlanta and the making of modern conservatism
Title
White flight
Title remainder
Atlanta and the making of modern conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Kevin M. Kruse
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Language
eng
Summary
During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate," a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so many whites fled the city for the suburbs that Atlanta earned a new nickname: "The City Too Busy Moving to Hate." 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. Challenging the conventional wisdom that white flight meant nothing more than a literal movement of whites to the suburbs, this book argues that it represented a more important transformation in the political ideology of those involved. In a provocative revision of postwar American history, Kruse demonstrates that traditional elements of modern conservatism, such as hostility to the federal government and faith in free enterprise, underwent important transformations during the postwar struggle over segregation. Likewise, white resistance gave birth to several new conservative causes, like the tax revolt, tuition vouchers, and privatization of public services. Tracing the journey of southern conservatives from white supremacy to white suburbia, Kruse locates the origins of modern American politics.--Publisher description
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N$T
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1972-
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Kruse, Kevin Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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  • African Americans
  • Conservatism
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Conservatism
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Whites
  • Georgia
Label
White flight : Atlanta and the making of modern conservatism, Kevin M. Kruse
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The city too busy to hate": Atlanta and the politics of progress -- From radicalism to "respectability": race, residence, and segregationist strategy -- From community to individuality: race, residence, and segregationist ideology -- The abandonment of public space: desegregation, privatization, and the tax revolt -- The "second battle of Atlanta": massive resistance and the divided middle class -- The flight for "freedom of association": school desegregation and White withdrawal -- Collapse of the coalition: sit-ins and the business rebellion -- "The law of the land": federal intervention and the Civil Rights Act -- City limits: urban separatism and suburban secession -- The legacies of White flight
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ocn852159650
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400848973
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • 22573/ctt342bnz
  • 003be8c2-7cbf-46cc-9acb-894c95364834
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852159650
Label
White flight : Atlanta and the making of modern conservatism, Kevin M. Kruse
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The city too busy to hate": Atlanta and the politics of progress -- From radicalism to "respectability": race, residence, and segregationist strategy -- From community to individuality: race, residence, and segregationist ideology -- The abandonment of public space: desegregation, privatization, and the tax revolt -- The "second battle of Atlanta": massive resistance and the divided middle class -- The flight for "freedom of association": school desegregation and White withdrawal -- Collapse of the coalition: sit-ins and the business rebellion -- "The law of the land": federal intervention and the Civil Rights Act -- City limits: urban separatism and suburban secession -- The legacies of White flight
Control code
ocn852159650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848973
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt342bnz
  • 003be8c2-7cbf-46cc-9acb-894c95364834
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852159650

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