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This book shows clearly that we have entered the "Suburban Century," when the voting muscle lies within the quiet, tree-lined streets of "the burbs," far away from the dangers of city life. The 1996 presidential race cemented the suburbs' control over politics with Clinton and Dole pressing the issues of the Baby Boomers taxes, medicare, business, and the environment while poverty, drug abuse, and crime were nearly swept under the campaign platforms.
How did this dramatic power shift occur? What does it mean for the future? Noted journalist, demographer, and political analyst G. Scott Thomas has examined almost sixty years of elections and population shifts to illustrate suburbia's blueprint for the forces that will shape politics for the next century.
|1||Blue Tide: Election Night 1996||15|
|2||Inevitable as Sunrise: 1939-1990||31|
|3||No Longer Sub to the Urb: 1991-1996||68|
|4||Two Americas: Into the Twenty-First Century||102|
|5||Levittown's Children: The Suburban Viewpoint||135|
|6||Platform for the Twenty-First Century: The Suburban Agenda||157|
|7||Brave New World: America's Political Future||190|