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A Paler Shade of Red ★ ★ ★ The 2008 Presidential Election in the South ★ ★ ★ Edited by Branwell DuBose Kapeluck, Laurence W. Moreland, and Robert P. Steed The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics The Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society The University of Arkansas Press Fayetteville 2009 Copyright © 2009 by The University of Arkansas Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America ISBN-10 (cloth): 1-55728-914-X ISBN-10 (paper): 1-55728-915-8 ISBN-13 (cloth): 978-1-55728-914-8 ISBN-13 (paper): 978-1-55728-915-5 13 12 11 10 09 5 4 3 2 1 Text design by Ellen Beeler ∞ The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials Z39.48-1984. This project is supported in part by the Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data A paler shade of red : the 2008 Presidential election in the South / edited by Branwell DuBose Kapeluck, Laurence W. Moreland, and Robert P. Steed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-55728-914-8 (cloth : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-55728-914-X ISBN-13: 978-1-55728-915-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-55728-915-8 1. Presidents—United States—Election—2008. 2. Southern States— Politics and government—1951– I. Kapeluck, Branwell DuBose, 1969– II. Moreland, Laurence W. III. Steed, Robert P. JK5262008 .P35 2009 324.973'0931—dc22 2009029422 Contents List of Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii Introduction: Southern Elections, Southern Politics . . . . . .xvii Robert P. Steed and Laurence W. Moreland Part I The Setting and the Nominating Process 1 The Continued Convergence of Demographics and Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Scott E. Buchanan 2 The 2008 Presidential Nomination Process . . . . . . . . . . .17 John A. Clark Part II Elections in the Deep South 3 Alabama: Electoral Continuity and Racial Voting . . . . .35 Patrick R. Cotter 4 Georgia: Where Competitiveness Came Late . . . . . . . . .49 Charles S. Bullock III 5 Louisiana: From Political Bellwether to Republican Stronghold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Robert E. Hogan and Eunice H. McCarney 6 Mississippi: Democrats Fight for Relevance in an Increasingly Republican State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 David A. Breaux and Stephen D. Shaffer 7 South Carolina: A Paler Shade of Red? . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Cole Blease Graham ...

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ISBN
9781610750035
Related ISBN
9781557289155
MARC Record
OCLC
769114785
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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