WHITE FLIGHT: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism- a Review

WHITE FLIGHT: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism, Kevin M Kruse’s 2005 book seems very timely today. We often see racism, after the reign of Donald Trump and the George Floyd killing, without a historical framework. Kruse explains post- World War II Atlanta with multiple examples of its complex path. Atlanta seemingly became a “poster child” for a Southern city desegregating, while working class and lower middle-class white people resisted the coalition effort seeking “reasonable” change. Kruse carefully explains how the…

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