Elizabeth McRae And The Mothers Of Massive Resistance

Book cover for Elizabeth McRae's Mothers of Massive Resistance
Book cover for Elizabeth McRae's Mothers of Massive Resistance

In her book The Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy, historian Elizabeth Gillespie McRae argues that the slow, steady work women do to sustain movements is too often overshadowed by the public personas of those movements’ male leaders. That distorts our understanding of the past and obscures the systems at play in the present.
Mark Huddle, Director of the Center for Georgia Studies, talks with McRae about The Mothers of Mass Resistance and a greater understanding of women’s role in white supremacist politics should recalibrate our understanding of the civil rights movement and its reverberations in the now.

You can order McRae’s book The Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy from the Oxford University Press:
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Read opinion articles by McRae at the New York Times:
www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/opinio…forgot-women.html
The Washington Post:
www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-….bda825ee1784