Segregationist Liberalism: The NAACP and Resistance to Civil-Defense Planning in the Early Cold War, 1951-1953

  title={Segregationist Liberalism: The NAACP and Resistance to Civil-Defense Planning in the Early Cold War, 1951-1953},
  author={Andrew D. Grossman},
  journal={International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society},
  • A. Grossman
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Political Science, History
  • International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
This paper investigates how civilian defense planning during the early Cold War was configured by two enduring facts of American political development: race and geography. Before the Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the Supreme Court in 1954, public policy was fundamentally affected by racial considerations. In the South, state-level planners used race to determine how, where, and in what quantity a wide range of public goods were delivered to citizens.1 In the North, race and racism were… 
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