9780742511828

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742511828

  • ISBN10:

    0742511820

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Summary

Written by the country's most prominent scholars of Southern politics, The New Politics of the Old South is a state-by-state analysis of contemporary Southern political behavior that analyzes the influence of race and religious interest groups on the Southern electorate. Designed to be adopted for courses on Southern politics but accessible to interested general readers, this book traces the shifting trends of the Southern electorate and explains its growing influence on the course of national politics.

Author Biography

David A. Breaux is an associate professor of political science at Missisippi State University David M. Brodsky is professor of political science at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Scott E. Buchanan is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Oklahoma Charles S. Bullock III is Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia Daye Dearing is a research analyst at the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University Ronald Keith Gaddie is assistant professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma John C. Green is director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron James L. Guth is professor of political science at Furman University Thomas A. Kazee is professor of political science at Davidson College Lyman A. Kellstedt is professor of political science at Wheaton College John C. Kuzenski is assistant professor of political science at the Citadel James W. Lamare is dean of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas-Pan American Wayne Parent is associate professor of political science at Louisiana State University Huey Perry is Chancellor's Fellow and professor of political science at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana J. L. Polinard is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas-Pan American Mark J. Rozell is associate professor of political science at American University Richard K. Scher is professor of political science at the University of Florida Michael J. Scicchitano is professor of political science at the University of Florida Don E. Slabach is a research analyst with the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University Corwin E. Smidt is professor of political science at Calvin College Harold W. Stanley is associate professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester Gary D. Wekkin is professor of political science at the University of Central Arkansas Robert D. Wrinkle is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas-Pan American

Table of Contents

Introduction: Southern Politics in the Twenty-first Century 1(22)
Charles S. Bullock III
Mark J. Rozell
Part I: The Deep South States
South Carolina: The Heart of GOP Realignment in the South
23(30)
John C. Kuzenski
Georgia: Still the Most Democratic State in the South?
53(22)
Charles S. Bullock III
Alabama: Republicans Winning the Heart of Dixie
75(20)
Harold W. Stanley
Mississippi: A Study in Change and Continuity
95(18)
David A. Breaux
Charles E. Menifield
Louisiana: African Americans, Republicans, and Party Competition
113(22)
Wayne Parent
Huey Perry
Part II: The Rim South States
Virginia: The New Politics of the Old Dominion
135(18)
Mark J. Rozell
North Carolina: The Development of Two-Party Competition
153(24)
Charles Prysby
Tennessee: Politics and Politicians That Matter beyond State Borders
177(18)
John Lyman Mason
Arkansas: Electoral Competition and Reapportionment in the ``Land of Opportunity''
195(28)
Gary D. Wekkin
Oklahoma: The Secular Realignment Continues
223(24)
Ronald Keith Gaddie
Gary W. Copeland
Florida: Political Change, 1950--2000
247(20)
Michael J. Scicchitano
Richard K. Scher
Texas: The Lone Star (Wars) State
267(16)
James W. Lamare
J. L. Polinard
Robert D. Wrinkle
Conclusion: The Soul of the South: Religion and Southern Politics at the Millennium 283(16)
John C. Green
Lyman A. Kellstedt
Corwin E. Smidt
James L. Guth
Index 299(14)
About the Contributors 313

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