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From yellow dog democrats to red state republicans : Florida and its politics since 1940 /
David R. Colburn.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2013.
description
294 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0813044855, 9780813044859 (pbk.)
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imprint
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2013.
isbn
0813044855
9780813044859 (pbk.)
contents note
From darkness to sunshine : World War II, race, and the emergence of modern Florida -- Racial protest and the emergence of fault lines in the Democratic hegemony -- Reubin Askew, Lawton Chiles, and the reinvention of the Democratic Party -- An era of political transition -- Migration of the middle class, the search for community, and the emerging Hispanic presence -- Holding back the Republican tide, but for how long? -- From blue to red : the era of Jeb Bush and Republican hegemony -- The presidential election of 2000 : what happened in Florida? -- So what does the future hold for Florida?
catalogue key
9160295
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A masterful study of Florida politics."--Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams "In this sweeping overview of modern Florida politics, Colburn challenges the country''s preconceived notions of the Sunshine State''s political leanings. [It] is the result of a lifetime of observing and analyzing a once small and rural state that has transformed itself, in less than fifty years, into a political powerhouse and national weathervane."--Governor Reubin O''D. Askew "A solid piece of scholarship and a comprehensive survey of state politics over the past sixty-five years deserving of a place on the bookshelf of any thoughtful Floridian, or non-Floridian, concerned about the past, present and future of the state."-- Florida Historical Quarterly "Places Florida''s gubernatorial politics since 1940 in the context of the state''s remarkable cultural, economic, and demographic transformation. Recommended."-- Choice "Concise, insightful, and readable."-- St. Petersburg Times "An insightful analysis of how the Democrats lost--and the GOP gained--the most important swing state in the nation."--Cynthia Barnett, author of Mirage
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"A masterful study of Florida politics."-Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams "In this sweeping overview of modern Florida politics, Colburn challenges the country's preconceived notions of the Sunshine State's political leanings. [It] is the result of a lifetime of observing and analyzing a once small and rural state that has transformed itself, in less than fifty years, into a political powerhouse and national weathervane."-Governor Reubin O'D. Askew "A solid piece of scholarship and a comprehensive survey of state politics over the past sixty-five years deserving of a place on the bookshelf of any thoughtful Floridian, or non-Floridian, concerned about the past, present and future of the state."- Florida Historical Quarterly "Places Florida's gubernatorial politics since 1940 in the context of the state's remarkable cultural, economic, and demographic transformation. Recommended."- Choice "Concise, insightful, and readable."- St. Petersburg Times "An insightful analysis of how the Democrats lost-and the GOP gained-the most important swing state in the nation."-Cynthia Barnett, author of Mirage
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"In this sweeping overview of modern Florida politics, Colburn challenges the country's preconceived notions of the Sunshine State's political leanings. [It] is the result of a lifetime of observing and analyzing a once small and rural state that has transformed itself, in less than fifty years, into a political powerhouse and national weathervane."-Governor Reubin O'D. Askew "A masterful study of Florida politics."-Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams "An insightful analysis of how the Democrats lost-and the GOP gained-the most important swing state in the nation."-Cynthia Barnett, author of Mirage "A solid piece of scholarship and a comprehensive survey of state politics over the past sixty-five years deserving of a place on the bookshelf of any thoughtful Floridian, or non-Floridian, concerned about the past, present and future of the state."- Florida Historical Quarterly "Places Florida's gubernatorial politics since 1940 in the context of the state's remarkable cultural, economic, and demographic transformation. Recommended."- Choice "Concise, insightful, and readable."- St. Petersburg Times

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