Counterblast: How the Atlanta temple bombing strengthened the civil rights cause

Webb, Clive (2009) Counterblast: How the Atlanta temple bombing strengthened the civil rights cause. Southern Spaces. ISSN 1551-2754

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Abstract

Clive Webb revisits the 1958 bombing of the Atlanta Reform Temple, when militant white supremacists expressed their resistance to segregation and civil rights by dynamiting the most prominent symbol of Jewish life and culture in Atlanta. While members of white radical groups like the National States Rights Party hoped the blast would ignite a full-scale race war against Jews and blacks in the South, it instead served to underscore support for Jews and liberal racial attitudes. Using archival material, including letters of support sent after the bombing and propaganda materials from the National States Rights Party, Webb examines the complex ways in which the bombing and its aftermath affected Atlanta's Jews, blacks fighting for civil rights, and segregationist southern whites.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
Depositing User: Clive Webb
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:28
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 11:43
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20728
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