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Paths Out of DixieThe Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972$
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Robert Mickey

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691133386

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.001.0001

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“No Solution Offers Except Coercion”

“No Solution Offers Except Coercion”

Brown, Massive Resistance, and Campus Crises, 1950–63

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(p.173) Prologue to Part Three “No Solution Offers Except Coercion”
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Paths Out of Dixie
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Robert Mickey

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0006

There is no one way, but many. … The South proposes to use all of them that make for resistance. [Brown] tortured the Constitution—the South will torture the decision.

—John Temple Graves, strategist of massive resistance (1955)

Must South Carolina indulge bluster and vituperation in place of summoning candor and courage? Have ignorance, poverty, and prejudice fed on each other until the white community has sunk to second-rate capacity? … Some will say that the conscience of the state is dead. … If that is true, no solution offers except coercion, while we entertain the hope that prudent acquiescence will substitute for more valorous self-correction. If the white people of South Carolina furnish no worthy response in the crisis, then humiliation and rehabilitation by other hands is their portion....

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