Crossing the Aisle: How Bipartisanship Brought Tennessee to the 21st Century and Could Save America

Crossing the Aisle: How Bipartisanship Brought Tennessee to the 21st Century and Could Save America

by Keel Hunt

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Crossing the Aisle: How Bipartisanship Brought Tennessee to the 21st Century and Could Save America by Keel Hunt


The latter third of the twentieth century was a time of fundamental political transition across the South as increasing numbers of voters began to choose Republican candidates over Democrats. Yet in the 1980s and '90s, reform-focused policymaking—from better schools to improved highways and health care—flourished in Tennessee. This was the work of moderate leaders from both parties who had a capacity to work together "across the aisle."

The Tennessee story, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham observes in his foreword to this book, offers striking examples of bipartisan cooperation on many policy fronts—and a mode of governing that provides lessons for America in this frustrating era of partisan stalemate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826522399
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Sales rank: 479,302
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author


Keel Hunt is a columnist for the USA Today Network in Tennessee. He has been a reporter, editor, Washington correspondent, and editorial writer. From 1979 to 1986 he was Special Assistant to Governor Lamar Alexander.