The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics
The last presidential election showed without a doubt the prominence of the Southern states in the national political landscape. 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 third edition, with all chapters extensively revised and updated to cover events up through the 2004 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.
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Southern Politics in the Twentyfirst Century
THE DEEP SOUTH STATES
South Carolina Change and Continuity in the Palmetto State
Georgia The GOP Finally Takes Over
Alabama From One Party to Competition and Maybe Back Again
Mississippi Emergence of a Modern TwoParty State
Louisiana African Americans Republicans and Party Competition
THE RIM SOUTH STATES
Tennessee Once a Bluish State Now a Reddish One
Arkansas The Post2000 Elections Continued GOP Growth or a Party That Has Peaked?
Oklahoma Evangelicals and the Secular Realignment
Florida Political Change 19502004
Texas Lone Star Wars State
The Soul of the South Religion and Southern Politics in the Twentyfirst Century
About the Authors
Virginia The New Politics of the Old Dominion
North Carolina TwoParty Competition Continues into the Twentyfirst Century
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