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Now in its fifth edition, The New Politics of the Old South is the best and most comprehensive analysis and history of political behaviors and shifting demographics in America’s southern states. Edited by leading scholars Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell, this book has been updated through the 2012 elections to provide the most accurate and useful snapshot of the state of southern politics, and the ways in which they have developed over time. The southern electorate is a fascinating, dynamic body ...
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The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics

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Overview

Now in its fifth edition, The New Politics of the Old South is the best and most comprehensive analysis and history of political behaviors and shifting demographics in America’s southern states. Edited by leading scholars Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell, this book has been updated through the 2012 elections to provide the most accurate and useful snapshot of the state of southern politics, and the ways in which they have developed over time. The southern electorate is a fascinating, dynamic body politic, and the study of its evolution is paramount to understanding the broader political developments occurring at a national level. While accessible to any interested reader, this edition illuminates the South’s essential and growing role in the study, and the story, of American politics.
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Booknews
Fourteen contributions explore the changing face of national and state politics in the southern states. The inroads made by Republicans, the politics of race, and the role of religion are examined in chapters devoted to one-by-one examinations of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas. Other issues discussed include racial gerrymandering, the impact of the civil rights movement, the transition from a one-party to a two-party system, and the relationship with presidential politics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This collection on the politics of the 11 ex-Confederate states plus Oklahoma provides timely information on the status of political competition in an increasingly salient region.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442222625
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 1,296,631
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles S. Bullock III is Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Mark J. Rozell is Acting Dean and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Politics in the South: Out of Step With the Nation Once Again
Part 1: The Deep South States

  1. South Carolina
  2. Georgia
  3. Alabama
  4. Mississippi
  5. Louisiana

Part 2: The Rim South States

  1. Virginia
  2. North Carolina
  3. Tennessee
  4. Arkansas
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Florida
  7. Texas

Conclusion
  1. The Soul of the South
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