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Politics and Society in the South

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674689596

Publication Date: 03/15/1989


384 pages



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The most significant and comprehensive study of the politics of the South since V. O. Key[’s Southern Politics in State and Nation, 1949]… A major contribution to the understanding of the South, the most volatile region in the nation.—Thomas B. Edsall, The Washington Post National Weekly Edition

A revealing and timely book… If the outcome of the election of 1988 depends heavily on the ability of the Democrats to carry the southern states, this book will be of more help in understanding the course of events than any other on the subject.—C. Vann Woodward, The New York Review of Books

Within the next few years, Politics and Society in the South will be cited by every author who writes about southern politics… Readers interested in the rise of the middle class, the in-migration of northerners, the enfranchisement of blacks, and the consequences of electoral competitiveness will be fascinated by this marvelous book.—Charles S. Bullock III, Social Science Quarterly

A fine and insightful synthesis of a wealth of information. It draws a balanced and convincing portrait of the region’s politics, with historical depth, and the presentation is clear, well organized, and thoroughly documented.—James L. Sundquist, The Brookings Institution

Awards & Accolades

  • 1988 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association
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