Southern politics has changed dramatically during the past half century. While new developments have touched virtually every aspect of the region's politics, change has been especially marked in the South's political party and electoral systems. Southern Parties and Elections explores the contemporary developments in party realignment and examines the relationship between regional party change and electoral behavior and the larger patterns in national politics.
Electorally the South has become bipartisan in recent decades. This collection of excellent studies . . . examines many facets of this southern political change. . . . Very thorough documentation, outstanding bibliography, good index. Strongly recommended for college and university libraries.’—Choice
This collection asks compelling questions and challenges both political scientists and historians to decipher the incredible political transformation of the South from the days of the Dixiecrats to those of a vibrant Republican Party and threatened Democratic Party.’—North Carolina Historical Review
Students of southern politics will find the different chapters interesting. . . . The emphasis of the work is on a changebin the South, and in its own way, each essay examines this phenomenon.’—Southeastern Political Review
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