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Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

Kristina DuRocher

Abstract

White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order — especially the young members of the next generation. White children rested at the core of the system of segregation between 1890 and 1939 because their participation was crucial to ensuring the future of white supremacy. Their socialization in the segregated South offers an examination of white supremacy from the inside, showcasing the culture's efforts to preserve itself by teaching its beliefs to the next generation. This book reveals how white adults in the late ni ... More

Keywords: segregation, South, white supremacy, white adults, race roles, gender roles, racist society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813130019
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813130019.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristina DuRocher, author