An eye-opening account of southern white women who worked to challenge racial segregation. . . . Highly recommended.
Stefani does a stellar job of chronicling southern white women’s confrontation with segregation and white supremacy....A welcome contribution to the growing historiography of little-known civil rights heroines.
--North Carolina Historical Review
Her intersectional analysis of her subjects’ engagement with the long civil rights movement renders her study innovative....[An] insightful volume on the intersection of race, gender, and regionalism for a small yet important cadre of female civil rights activists.
--Journal of American History
An engaging history of southern white women who fought for racial justice. . . . Brings to life a small but important group of women who worked hard to change the South.
--American Historical Review
Extensively researched. . . . A valuable resource for anyone studying white southern women, women's civil rights activism, and women's activism across race, region, and time.
--Journal of Southern History
Contributes a complex analysis of white southern women as activists for racial reform. . . . Stefani draws out the ways in which activism forged a unique identity for southern white women and the implications the new identity had for their feminism.
--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society