9780674032491-0674032497-The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South

The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South

ISBN-13: 9780674032491
ISBN-10: 0674032497
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Shafer, Byron E., Johnston, Richard
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674032491
ISBN-10: 0674032497
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Shafer, Byron E., Johnston, Richard
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Shafer, Byron E., Johnston, Richard wrote The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South comprising 240 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674032497 and 9780674032491. Since then The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.67 or rent at the marketplace.

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The transformation of Southern politics after World War II changed the political life not just of this distinctive region, but of the entire nation. Until now, the critical shift in Southern political allegiance from Democratic to Republican has been explained, by scholars and journalists, as a white backlash to the civil rights revolution.

In this myth-shattering book, Byron Shafer and Richard Johnston refute that view, one stretching all the way back to V. O. Key in his classic book Southern Politics. The true story is instead one of dramatic class reversal, beginning in the 1950s and pulling everything else in its wake. Where once the poor voted Republican and the rich Democrat, that pattern reversed, as economic development became the engine of Republican gains. Racial desegregation, never far from the heart of the story, often applied the brakes to these gains rather than fueling them.

A book that is bound to shake up the study of Southern politics, this will also become required reading for pundits and political strategists, for all those who argue over what it takes to carry the South.

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