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

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Charles S. Bullock, Mark J. Rozell
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Political Science - 341 pages
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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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Contents

Southern Politics in the Twentyfirst Century
1
THE DEEP SOUTH STATES
27
South Carolina Change and Continuity in the Palmetto State
29
Georgia The GOP Finally Takes Over
49
Alabama From One Party to Competition and Maybe Back Again
75
Mississippi Emergence of a Modern TwoParty State
95
Louisiana African Americans Republicans and Party Competition
115
THE RIM SOUTH STATES
135
Tennessee Once a Bluish State Now a Reddish One
187
Arkansas The Post2000 Elections Continued GOP Growth or a Party That Has Peaked?
213
Oklahoma Evangelicals and the Secular Realignment
237
Florida Political Change 19502004
263
Texas Lone Star Wars State
285
The Soul of the South Religion and Southern Politics in the Twentyfirst Century
301
Index
321
About the Authors
339

Virginia The New Politics of the Old Dominion
141
North Carolina TwoParty Competition Continues into the Twentyfirst Century
161

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About the author (2007)

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.

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