Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Children and Youth during the Civil War Era$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James Marten

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814796078

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 18 September 2019

Preparing the Next Generation for Massive Resistance

Preparing the Next Generation for Massive Resistance

The Historical Pageantry of the Children of the Confederacy, 1955–1965

Chapter:
(p.209) 13 Preparing the Next Generation for Massive Resistance
Source:
Children and Youth during the Civil War Era
Author(s):

J. Vincent Lowery

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0014

This chapter discusses white Southerners' resistance to the civil rights movement in the 1950s, focusing in the activities of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and its youth auxiliary, the Children of the Confederacy (C of C). In response to the rising tide of the civil rights movement, along with widespread fears of Communist infiltration and juvenile delinquency, many southern white parents rallied to keep their children from falling prey to these influences. Helping to lead the fight was the UDC, which believed that southern children would avoid the corruption threatening to destroy southern values if given the proper models to emulate. For the UDC as well as the C of C, the Civil War remained an important part of their identity and their lives. By preserving memories of the war, they contributed to the campaign of massive resistance.

Keywords:   children, youth, civil rights movements, racial discrimination, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Children of the Confederacy, American Civil War, juvenile delinquency

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.