The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics

Hardcover | March 2, 2012

EditorCharles S. Bullock III, Mark J. Rozell

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The unique political history of the Southern United States is rooted in the fact that it is the only region to have ever taken up arms against the national government. While the resources of the North prevailed after the four bloody years of the Civil War, the consequences of the practice ofslavery and the bitter loss experienced by the South continue to shape southern politics a century and a half later. The twenty-three essays included in The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics present a definitive view of the factors that contribute to this region's distinctive politics, examiningthese factors in the context of the South's political development since World War II. Following an introductory essay by editors Charles Bullock III and Mark Rozell, five chapters survey the past seventy-five years of the region's political history, looking in particular at the Civil Rights Movement, urbanization of the South, and the area's economy and changing demographics.Fourchapters will then take a closer look at the influence of particular demographics, including religious conservatives, women, and Latinos. This will be followed by chapters on the rise of the Republican Party, southern political attitudes, and political and economic development in the Southern BlackBelt. Subsequent chapters will examine political parties, voting and elections, including party organizations and activists, the mainstreaming of the Republican Party, realignment, party building, and Deep South politics. The five chapters of the final section will look at the South's impact onnational politics, at the executive and congressional levels, legislatively and on the nation more generally.

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The unique political history of the Southern United States is rooted in the fact that it is the only region to have ever taken up arms against the national government. While the resources of the North prevailed after the four bloody years of the Civil War, the consequences of the practice ofslavery and the bitter loss experienced by th...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:March 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the ContributorsPart I: Introduction1. S Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell: The Evolving Politics of the SouthPart II: Demographics and Political Attitudes2. Alexander P. Lamis: Southern Politics at the Time of V. O. Key3. Susan A. MacManus: The South's Changing Demographics4. Arnold Fleischmann: Urbanization of the South5. Art Carden: The Southern Economy6. Mark J. Rozell and Mark Caleb Smith: Religious Conservatives and the Transformation of Southern Politics7. Seth C. McKee: Race, the Civil Rights Movement and Southern Politics8. Sarah Poggione: Women in Southern Politics9. James Lamare, J. L. Polinard, Joseph Stewart, and Robert D. Wrinkle: Buenas Dias, Y'all: Latinos in the South10. David Lublin and Thomas F. Schaller: Gerrymandering and the Republican Conversion of Southern State Legislatures11. David A. Breaux and Stephen D. Shaffer: Southern Political Attitudes12. Joe A. Sumners and Amelia H. Stehouwer: Politics and Economic Development in the Southern Black BeltPart III: Political Parties, Voting and Elections13. Ronald Keith Gaddie: Realignment14. John A. Clark: Southern Party Organizations and Activists15. M.V. Hood III, Quentin Kidd, and Irwin L. Morris: The Republican Party in the American South: From Radical Fringe to Conservative Mainstream16. Antoine Yoshinaka: Party Building in the South through Conversion17. Ted G. Jelen: Minor Party Presidential Candidates and Southern Politics: A Regional Comparison18. Merle Black and Earl Black: Deep South Politics: The Enduring Racial Division in National ElectionsPart IV: Southern Impact on State and National Politics19. Ronald E. Weber: The Impact of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act on Southern Politics20. Michael K. Fauntroy: Enforcing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act21. Laurence Moreland and Robert P. Steed: The South and Presidential Elections22. Stanley P. Berard: Southern Influence in Congress23. Augustus B. Cochran, III: How the South Has Influenced the NationIndex