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The Not-So-New Southern Racism

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

During and after the Civil Rights Movement, GOP leaders capitalized on white racial angst to attract southern white voters. However, in order to do so without alienating Republicans nationwide, the ... More


The Roots of Southern Identity

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“The Roots of Southern Identity,” grounds the book within the larger context of regional identity and social identity before turning attention directly to the issues of southern identity and southern ... More


Southern Identity by the Numbers

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the results of an original survey of southerners about the South and southern identity. Much of chapter 3 is focused on the answers to a single question that has been asked time ... More


Introduction

Thomas F. Haddox

in Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A complete picture of Catholicism's function as a set of tropes within American literature and culture must include the primary regional antagonism of the nineteenth century ... More


Prologue: Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The prologue introduces Samuel M. Janney, Quaker minister, educator, historian, and antislavery activist. His 1849 arrest by a Loudoun County, Virginia, grand jury for inciting slave revolt ... More


Introduction: The Long Southern Strategy Explained

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The GOP’s Southern Strategy initiated the realignment of the South with the Republican Party by exploiting white racial anxiety about social changes to the southern racial hierarchy. However, the ... More


A Knock at Midnight: The Agrarian Plea for the South

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the response of southern writers, including John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and Donald Davidson, to public criticism of the South and negative associations ... More


Talking with Southerners

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter relies on evidence from a series of focus groups. These focus groups allow us to explore southern identity in more detail and follow up on many of the themes that developed in earlier ... More


Conclusion

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The concluding chapter ties together key findings from previous chapters, highlights the book’s theoretical contributions, building on the social identity literature reviewed in chapter 1. The ... More


A Peculiar Brand of Feminism

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter discusses the persistent distinctiveness of white southern women in American society and culture in the late 1960s. Although the white women who participated in the civil rights ... More


Finding the Black South

Zandria F. Robinson

in This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614229
eISBN:
9781469614243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614229.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the ways in which the South has been represented by and through several publics, from academics to rappers to filmmakers. It begins with a discussion of the place of region in ... More


Conclusion: An Echo, Not a Choice

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Long Southern Strategy was “long” because all three components of the strategy—choosing to exploit white racial angst, fear of feminism, and evangelical righteousness—were necessary to build a ... More


The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Beginning with Barry Goldwater’s Operation Dixie in 1964, the Republican Party targeted disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the ... More


Introduction

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Scholars and observers of the South have long predicted that southern identity would soon go the way of the dodo bird. In this chapter we discuss the reasons for this prediction and lay out the ... More


Signs of the South

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the results of an analysis of business names, or topynms, throughout the South, supplemented with interviews with business owners. This analysis suggests that the Old South ... More


Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American South has experienced remarkable change over the past half century. Black voter registration has increased, the region’s politics have shifted from one-party Democratic to the ... More


Unlinking Race and Gender: The Awakening as a Southern Novel

Barbara C. Ewell

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the writing of Kate Chopin, focusing on her novel The Awakening. It argues that while Chopin is not technically a southerner and The Awakening does not always “feel” like a ... More


The Not so New Criticism: Reconfigured, Yet Unregenerate

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the second metamorphosis undertaken by the Agrarians in the wake of the criticism that befell their political efforts. Determined to continue their campaign for intellectual ... More


The Politics of Inferiority: Conservatism, Creationism, and The Culture Wars

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses how southern communities that perceived themselves to be under siege retreated physically, artistically, or politically and established a new defiant reality. They also ... More


Introduction

Luther Adams

in Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834220
eISBN:
9781469603865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899434_adams.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book discusses the South and how some African Americans chose to stay there hoping to transform it economically, politically, and socially to suit their needs at a time when roughly half the ... More


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