White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism


reviewed by P. Rudy Mattai & Jacqueline M. Williams - February 01, 2008

coverTitle: White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism
Author(s): Kevin M. Kruse
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton
ISBN: 0691133867, Pages: 325, Year: 2007
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Kevin Kruse’s work, White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism, ostensibly …seeks to explore not simply the effects of white flight, but the experience . . .[arguing]. . . that [white flight] represented a much more important transformation in the political ideology of those involved . . . [whereby] white southern conservatives were forced to abandon their traditional, populist, and often starkly racist demagoguery and instead craft a new conservatism predicated on a language of rights, freedom, and individualism.  (p. 6) In supporting his presumably novel characterization of white privilege, Kruse proffers what is seemingly an apology on behalf of whites, suggesting that “. . . If we truly seek to understand segregationists - not to excuse or absolve them - then we must first understand how they understood themselves” (p. 9). That understanding is rather interesting. He crafts such an understanding within the context of individual rights concluding... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 01, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14965, Date Accessed: 5/28/2020 3:17:41 PM

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