Carol is a doctoral student in American History at the University of Sussex. Carol's research addresses questions about how white evangelical women used their religious authority to transmit ideas about race and gender through missions abroad, and how they educated white women and children about that experience in the Jim Crow South.

Book Review: Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood by Rebecca Brückmann

The stereotypical idea of the southern lady, in ‘her silent influence, in her eternal vigil’, was belied by photographs of white women who protested school desegregation by screaming at young Black children.[i] Rebecca Brückmann’s study, Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood: White Women, Class, and Segregation, is a significant contribution to the growing body of scholarship that shows that white southern women were neither passive nor powerless in their support of segregation. Continue reading

MAGA, White Evangelicals, and the Objection to Kamala Harris

Trump established his political career with the Obama birther conspiracy, which alleged that President Obama was not a natural-born citizen of the US and was, therefore, an illegitimate president. Since then, discrediting Black and Brown people’s full human standing, particularly women’s, has been a central feature of his presidency, as… Continue reading