The Twelve Essays In This Book, Several Published Here For The First Time, Represent Some Of Tony Badger S Best Work In His Ongoing Examination Of How White Liberal Southern Politicians Who Came To Prominence In The New Deal And World War II Handled The Race Issue When It Became Central To Politics In The S And S Franklin Roosevelt In The S Thought A New Generation Of Southerners Would Wrestle Congress Back From The Conservatives The Supreme Court Thought That Responsible Southern Leaders Would Lead Their Communities To General School Desegregation After The Brown Decision John F Kennedy Believed That Moderate Southern Leaders Would, With Government Support, Facilitate Peaceful Racial Change Badger S Writings Demonstrate How All Of These Hopes Were Misplaced Badger Shows Time And Time Again That Moderates Did Not Control Southern Politics Southern Liberal Politicians For The Most Part Were Paralyzed By Their Fear That Ordinary Southerners Were All Too Aroused By The Threat Of Integration And Were Reluctant To Offer A Coherent Alternative To The Conservative Strategy Of Resistance
Anthony John Tony Badger is a British academic and historian Until 2014 he was Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Master of Clare College, Cambridge.
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