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Lassiter, Matthew D.


The Moderates' Dilemma
Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia

Matthew D. Lassiter and Andrew B. Lewis, eds.

In 1958, facing court-ordered integration, Virginia governor J. Lindsay Almond Jr. closed public schools in three cities, one of the first instances of the "massive resistance" embraced by conservative southern politicians in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. This action provoked not only... More