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The South and the transformation of U.S. politics (2019)

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Abstract

This text describes and analyses the major transformations of southern politics of the past half century that have had a profound impact on national politics and government. Beginning with the tumultuous events of 1968 and Richard Nixon's 'southern strategy', the authors show how, over the next half century, the South has been transformed by massive changes in demographics, race, partisanship, and by growing religious conservative activism, culminating in both rising progressive Democratic Party gains in some southern states and also the unlikely election of Donald J. Trump as president with near solid southern support.

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780190065959

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780190065911.001.0001

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