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This is a history of southern political life since the New Deal and World War II, encompassing a crucial epoch: an attempted Second Reconstruction of the South. The authors focus on the electoral response to candidates and issues. The authors contend that, despite the nationalizing and homogenizing forces that eroded much of the South's distinctiveness during the postwar years, the region's historical legacy perpetuated its distinctive patterns of cultural and political life. Further, the authors contend that despite the virtual destruction of the South's four inherited institutions of political sectionalism during the years of the Second Reconstruction—disenfranchisement, malapportionment, a one-party system, and de jure racial segregation—the new southern politics maintained a deep racial division that has militated against class coalitions, especially across racial lines, and has permitted government by relatively insulated elites.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. Preface
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  1. Half Title 1
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  1. Chapter 1. The American Party Systems and the South
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. Chapter 2. The Populist-New Deal Legacy: One-Party Politics in the Postwar Decade
  2. pp. 24-50
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  1. Chapter 3. One-Party State Politics and the Impact of Desegregation
  2. pp. 51-80
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  1. Chapter 4. The Emergence of Two-Party Politics: Republicanism in the New South
  2. pp. 81-110
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  1. Chapter 5. The Politics of Turmoil
  2. pp. 111-135
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  1. Chapter 6. The Ambiguous Resurgence of the New South
  2. pp. 136-163
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  1. Chapter 7. The 1972 Elections
  2. pp. 164-183
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  1. Chapter 8. Conclusion
  2. pp. 184-200
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  1. Note on Methodology and Data Sources
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421435206
Related ISBN
9781421435190
MARC Record
OCLC
1122733361
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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