The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2001 - History - 311 pages
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In 1948, a group of conservative white southerners formed the States' Rights Democratic Party, soon nicknamed the "Dixiecrats," and chose Strom Thurmond as their presidential candidate. Thrown on the defensive by federal civil rights initiatives and unpre
  

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Contents

CHALLENGING THE LAWS OF NATURE
DRAWING THE COLOR LINE
16
OUT OF THE BAG?
55
SETTING THE POSTWAR AGENDA
106
THE DIXIECRAT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
138
THE CAUSE LOST
175
CUT FREE FROM THE MOORINGS
205
NOTES
227
INDEX
291
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Kari Frederickson is associate professor of history at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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