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

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Charles S. Bullock III is Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Mark J. Rozell is professor of public policy at George Mason University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Southern Politics in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 1
The Deep South States
South Carolina: The New Politics of the Palmetto Statep. 27
Georgia: A Study of Party and Racep. 49
Alabama: From One Party to Competition, and Maybe Back Againp. 73
Mississippi: Emergence of a Modern Two-Party Statep. 93
Louisiana: African Americans, Republicans, and Party Competitionp. 113
The Rim South States
Virginia: From Red to Blue?p. 135
North Carolina: Tar Heel Politics in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 155
Tennessee: Once a Bluish State, Now a Reddish Onep. 181
Arkansas: Deep Blue and Bright Red at the Same Time?p. 207
Oklahoma: Red State Risingp. 219
Florida: Political Change, 1950-2008p. 245
Texas: The Lone Star (Wars) Statep. 267
Conclusion: The Soul of the South: Religion and Southern Politics in the New Millenniump. 283
Indexp. 305
About the Contributorsp. 317
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