ISBN-10:
0807854247
ISBN-13:
9780807854242
Pub. Date:
12/09/2002
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Managing White Supremacy: Race, Politics, and Citizenship in Jim Crow Virginia / Edition 1

Managing White Supremacy: Race, Politics, and Citizenship in Jim Crow Virginia / Edition 1

by J. Douglas Smith
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Managing White Supremacy: Race, Politics, and Citizenship in Jim Crow Virginia

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ISBN-13: 9780807854242
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/09/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 782,152
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

J. Douglas Smith is a visiting assistant professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

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J. Douglas Smith's Managing White Supremacy is an important contribution to the historiography of southern race relations. It is also beautifully written, respectful of complexity, and compellingly presented. Anyone who wants to understand what racial segregation was about and why the civil rights movement freed southern whites, too, should read this book.—John Kneebone, Library of Virginia



Managing White Supremacy is an intricate book, subtly and effectively written, lucidly conceptualized, persuasively argued, and thoroughly researched.—North Carolina Historical Review



Historians have uncovered a 'hidden transcript' of African American attempts to undermine the seemingly impregnable fortress of Jim Crow in the 1920s and 1930s. Now J. Douglas Smith in a masterly study documents the anxieties and fears of elite whites in Virginia as they struggled to maintain control of the state and to manage race relations between the wars. Smith's brilliant dissection of the limits of elite paternalism is essential to understanding why African Americans would expose the myth of harmonious race relations in the 1940s and 1950s and why white Virginia leaders would resort to massive resistance as a final, futile attempt to manage white supremacy.—Tony Badger, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University

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