Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History

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NewSouth Books, 2010 - History - 351 pages
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America seems to have little sense of how the civil rights movement actually played into Southern politics over the remainder of the twentieth century. The common vision is a monolithic struggle between heroes and villains, depicted literally and figuratively in black and white. Unfortunately, this conception provides an incomplete explanation for subsequent progress in the Southern political system.

This book reveals that, amid all the heroic history of that time, there is a fascinating story of "stealth reconstruction"--i.e., the unheroic, quiet, practical, biracial work of some white politicians and black leaders, a story untold and unknown until now.

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Contents

A New Perspective on Southern Politics and History
29
Historical Overview
59
Racial Representation in the South
94
Copyright

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Glen Browder (Author)
DR. GLEN BROWDER is Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University in Alabama; he served as US Congressman, Alabama's Secretary of State, and Alabama State Legislator.

Artemesia Stanberry (With)
Dr. Artemesia Stanberry is Assistant Professor of Political Science at North Carolina Central University. She has also worked for several members of Congress.

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