Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South / Edition 1

Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South / Edition 1

by Michael Perman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807872288

ISBN-13: 9780807872284

Pub. Date: 02/01/2012

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In Pursuit of Unity, Michael Perman presents a comprehensive analysis of the South's political history. In the 1800s, the region endured almost continuous political crisis—nullification, secession, Reconstruction, the Populist revolt, and disfranchisement. For most of the twentieth century, the region was dominated by a one-party system, the "Solid

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In Pursuit of Unity, Michael Perman presents a comprehensive analysis of the South's political history. In the 1800s, the region endured almost continuous political crisis—nullification, secession, Reconstruction, the Populist revolt, and disfranchisement. For most of the twentieth century, the region was dominated by a one-party system, the "Solid South," that ensured both political unity internally and political influence in Washington. But in both centuries, the South suffered from the noncompetitive, one-party politics that differentiated it from the rest of the country. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Perman argues, the South's political distinctiveness has come to an end, as has its pursuit of unity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807872284
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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