The Transformation of Southern Politics: Social Change and Political Consequence since 1945

The Transformation of Southern Politics: Social Change and Political Consequence since 1945

by Jack Bass, Walter De Vries
     
 

ISBN-10: 0452004705

ISBN-13: 9780452004702

Pub. Date: 10/03/1977

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Stressing the relevance of The Transformation of Southern Politics as a background for understanding the South into the next century, Jack Bass and Walter De Vries write that the "themes of change in southern politics still involve the rise of the Republican Party, black political development and the Democratic response to it - and the interaction of these forces with…  See more details below

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Stressing the relevance of The Transformation of Southern Politics as a background for understanding the South into the next century, Jack Bass and Walter De Vries write that the "themes of change in southern politics still involve the rise of the Republican Party, black political development and the Democratic response to it - and the interaction of these forces with social and economic issues." The Transformation of Southern Politics examines the post-World War II political evolution of the eleven southern states and traces the effects of such influences as Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, urban migration, the growth of the Republican Party, and the rise of African Americans in the political landscape. In the preface to the Brown Thrasher edition, Bass and De Vries offer an overview of the region's current political climate, including an analysis of the 1994 mid-term elections. They also provide excerpts from their interview with Bill Clinton during his first campaign for political office.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452004702
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/03/1977
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Brown Thrasher Edition
Preface
Ch. 1The Emerging South: Political Transformation3
Ch. 2Two-Party Politics: The Republican Rise23
Ch. 3Black Politics: From Object to Participant41
Ch. 4Alabama: The Wallace Freeze57
Ch. 5Arkansas: Emergence of Moderation87
Ch. 6Florida: Government in the Sunshine107
Ch. 7Georgia: The Politics of Consensus136
Ch. 8Louisiana: Legacy of the Longs158
Ch. 9Mississippi: Out of the Past186
Ch. 10North Carolina: The Progressive Myth218
Ch. 11South Carolina: The Changing Politics of Color248
Ch. 12Tennessee: Genuine Two-Party Politics284
Ch. 13Texas: Still the Politics of Economics305
Ch. 14Virginia: Out of the Byrd Cage339
Ch. 15Congress: The Fading Revolt369
Ch. 16Organized Labor: Unrealized Potential392
Ch. 17Toward the Future: A Cautious Optimism397
Appendix A Maps, Regional and State: Demographic and Voting Patterns409
Appendix B Graphs: Voting Trends in States of the South457
Appendix C Survey of Attitudes Among White Southerners, Black Southerners, and Nonsoutherners485
Appendix D Selected Demographic Characteristics of Southern States495
Appendix E Measurements of Interparty Competition505
Bibliographical Essay513
Index517

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