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Race, Religion, and Economic Change in the Republican South: A Study of a Southern City / Edition 1
     

Race, Religion, and Economic Change in the Republican South: A Study of a Southern City / Edition 1

by Matthew T. Corrigan
 

ISBN-10: 0813031605

ISBN-13: 9780813031606

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Once known as a Democratic stronghold, the "Solid South" is now politically dominated by the Republican Party. With frank and provocative analysis, Matthew Corrigan explores how the interaction of race relations, economic isolation, and religion creates a unique set of challenges and opportunities for the majority party in the American South.

Corrigan uses an

Overview

Once known as a Democratic stronghold, the "Solid South" is now politically dominated by the Republican Party. With frank and provocative analysis, Matthew Corrigan explores how the interaction of race relations, economic isolation, and religion creates a unique set of challenges and opportunities for the majority party in the American South.

Corrigan uses an intensive case study of Jacksonville, Florida, to examine the attitudes of Southern voters more broadly. As an urban Southern city that now votes solidly Republican, it reflects the political changes that have taken place across the region. Drawing on research that includes over 2,000 surveys and interviews, Corrigan considers whether or not Republicans, who now hold a majority of federal offices in the South, can provide a political system to address the region's problems.

Scholars, pundits, and members of the general public from both political parties will find this book accessible and timely.

About the Author:
Matthew T. Corrigan is chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813031606
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     ix
List of Maps     xi
List of Illustrations     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: The South as a Political Region     1
The Case Study: Jacksonville, Florida     17
Resegregation of Southern Politics     25
Southern Religion Meets Modern Politics     58
Economic Change     88
Conclusion     107
Appendix A     111
Appendix B     113
Notes     131
Works Cited     133
Index     139

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