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The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics / Edition 4

The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics / Edition 4

by Charles S., III Bullock III
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742570215

ISBN-13: 9780742570214

Pub. Date: 08/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The latest presidential election demonstrated the national importance of the shifting demographics and partisan leanings of the Southern states. When it first appeared in 1998, The New Politics of the Old South broke new ground by examining Southern political trends at the end of the twentieth century. Now in its fourth edition, with all chapters extensively

Overview

The latest presidential election demonstrated the national importance of the shifting demographics and partisan leanings of the Southern states. When it first appeared in 1998, The New Politics of the Old South broke new ground by examining Southern political trends at the end of the twentieth century. Now in its fourth edition, with all chapters extensively revised and updated to cover events up through the 2008 elections, the authors continue their unique state-by-state analysis of political behavior. Written by the country's leading scholars of Southern politics and designed to be adopted for courses on Southern politics (but accessible to any interested reader), this book traces the shifting trends of the Southern electorate and explains its growing influence on the course of national politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742570214
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Southern Politics in the Twenty-first Century Charles S. Bullock III 1

Part 1 The Deep South States

1 South Carolina: The New Politics of the Palmetto State Cole Blease Graham Laurence Moreland Robert P. Steed 27

2 Georgia: A Study of Party and Race Charles S. Bullock III 49

3 Alabama: From One Party to Competition, and Maybe Back Again Patrick R. Cotter 73

4 Mississippi: Emergence of a Modern Two-Party State David A. Breaux Stephen D. Shaffer 93

5 Louisiana: African Americans, Republicans, and Party Competition Wayne Parent Huey Perry 113

Part 2 The Rim South States

6 Virginia: From Red to Blue? Mark J. Rozell 135

7 North Carolina: Tar Heel Politics in the Twenty-first Century Charles Prysby 155

8 Tennessee: Once a Bluish State, Now a Reddish One Michael Nelson 181

9 Arkansas: Deep Blue and Bright Red at the Same Time? Andrew Dowdle Joseph D. Giammo 207

10 Oklahoma: Red State Rising Ronald Keith Gaddie John William Shapard 219

11 Florida: Political Change, 1950-2008 Michael J. Scicchitano Richard K. Scher 245

12 Texas: The Lone Star (Wars) State James W. Lamare J.L. Polinard Robert D. Wrinkle 267

Conclusion: The Soul of the South: Religion and Southern Politics in the New Millennium John C. Green Lyman A. Kellstedt Corwin E. Smidt James L. Guth 283

Index 305

About the Contributors 317

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