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“I cannot praise the author enough for rising to the challenge of providing students with an accessible trip through time to show the emergence of the one-party South and how the South evolved over time.” —Keith Lee, Georgia College Taking a hard look at the changing demographics in the American South, The Dynamics of Southern Politics discusses how this region remains exceptional while also addressing how that exceptionalism is eroding. Author Seth McKee tells a historically rich story going back to the end of the Civil War, tracks electoral changes to the present, and explores some of the most significant components contributing to partisan change. Supported by a host of detailed tables and figures, this book pairs a strong historical foundation with an in-depth analysis of the contemporary region.

Republican Present
Republican Present

By the end of the 1980s, the southern Grand Old Party (GOP) was poised to take another major step in its top-down advancement as it became more competitive in U.S. House contests. Changes to redistricting would prove a major advantage to the Republican Party, and in 1992—the first elections held ...

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