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The 1988 presidential election in the South : continuity amidst change in southern party politics /
edited by Laurence W. Moreland, Robert P. Steed, and Tod A. Baker.
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New York : Praeger, 1991.
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xiv, 296 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0275931455 (alk. paper)
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New York : Praeger, 1991.
isbn
0275931455 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2096101
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-12:
The American South's journey from Democratic to Republican in presidential elections has been one of the major political transformations in the second half of the 20th century. This volume does an excellent job of analyzing the latest step the 1988 contest. Eleven Southern states (Texas to Virginia, Tennessee to Florida) each receive chapter-length discussions written by political scientists familiar with the local territory. The accounts are uniformly well done, empirically rooted, and sensitive to each state's political culture. In addition, the 1988 nomination experiment in the South ("Super Tuesday") and the Reagan legacy receive chapter-length treatments. Capping it all is a superb essay by the brothers Black (Earl and Merle), authors of the highly insightful Politics and Society in the South (CH, Jun'87). The editors, three members of the Citadel faculty, are to be congratulated for assembling such a talented set of analysts. For readers at all levels.-E. T. Jones, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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'œThe American South's journey from Democratic to Republican in presidential elections has been one of the major political transformations in the second half of the 20th century. This volume does an excellent job of analyzing the latest step--the 1988 contest. Eleven Southern states (Texas to Virginia, Tennessee to Florida) each receive chapter-length discussions written by political scientists familiar with the local territory. The accounts are uniformly well done, empirically rooted, and sensitive to each state's political culture. In addition, the 1988 nomination experiment in the South ("Super Tuesday") and the Reagan legacy receive chapter-length treatments. Capping it all is a superb essay by the brothers Black (Earl and Merle), authors of the highly insightful Politics and Society in the South. The editors, three members of the Citadel faculty, are to be congratulated for assembling such a talented set of analysts. For readers at all levels.'' Choice
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The results of the 1988 elections affirmed the strength of the Republican party in the South on both the Presidential and statewide levels. This decisive victory and its ramifications throughout the region are the focus of this volume which seeks to illuminate the important events relevant to the 1988 elections in the South and identify the resulting trends in political activity which will characterize future developments. Special attention is given to the presidential election, the elements which determined its outcome and its effect upon the national strength of both parties, but the significance of lower level contests are also considered. The text is arranged to provide both a Southwide analysis and a state-by-state review. Regional studies outline the political history relevant to the 1988 elections, and follow the concurrent nomination races. Each state chapter furnishes information which highlights the unique political complexion of the state being discussed and also shows how its character fits into the overall picture of a constantly changing Southern political profile. By presenting both an overview of the South as a political entity and a close-up study of the variety of its constituents, this volume proves a valuable addition to the literature which projects the future of Southern politics.
Unpaid Annotation
The decisive Republican victory in the 1988 Presidential and statewide elections in the South is the focus of this volume, which seeks to illuminate the events relevant to the contest and identify the resulting trends in political activity which will characterize future developments in the region. Arranged to provide both a Southwide and state-by-state review, each chapter highlights the unique political complexion of the state being discussed and also shows how its character fits into the overall picture of a constantly changing Southern political profile. Together they form a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Republican success on the South as both a unified political voice and as an area rich in diversity.
Table of Contents
Preface Southern Regional Perspectives on the 1988 Election
The Nomination Process and Super Tuesday
The Reagan Legacy and Party Politics in the South
The Campaign and its Consequences: The Deep South Alabama: Further Steps Toward a Competitive Party System
Georgia: Ripe for the Picking--Presidential Politics in the Peach State
Louisiana: Race, Republicans, and Religion
Mississippi: Electoral Conflict in a Nationalized State
South Carolina: Different Cast, Same Drama in the Palmetto State
The Campaign and its Consequences: The Rim South Arkansas: Reluctant Republican in Razorback Land
Florida: The Republican Surge Continues
North Carolina: The Confluence of National, Regional, and State Forces
Tennessee: A House Divided
Texas: Toward an Ideological Politics
Virginia: A Republican Encore in the Old Dominion
Conclusion The 1988 Presidential Election and the Future of Southern Politics
Index
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