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A Suburban Story: The Rise of Republicanism in Postwar Georgia, 1948–1980

Tim Boyd

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This in-depth examination of suburban politics in post-World War II Georgia challenges the conventional “Southern Strategy” or “white backlash” thesis of partisan realignment in the South. Instead, ... More


Billy Graham, Civil Rights, and the Changing Postwar South

Steven P. Miller

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the story of white southerner civil rights activist Billy Graham. It explores Graham's efforts to encourage the American South to accept peacefully the demise of racial ... More


A Southern Road Less Traveled: The 1966 Gubernatorial Election and (Winthrop) Rockefeller Republicanism in Arkansas

John A. Kirk

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that neither the “southern strategy” (or “white backlash” thesis) nor newer Suburban School explanations adequately account for how and why the South became Republican. By ... More


The First Southern Strategy: The Taft and the Dewey/Eisenhower Factions in the GOP

Michael Bowen

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter rejects the “white backlash” thesis that attributes the South's embrace of the Republican Party to racial issues, and white working-class abandonment of the Democratic Party over civil ... More


The Lily-White House

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The seeds of African American alignment found a fertile ground during the presidencies of Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, but it accelerated and sprouted during the Great ... 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


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


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


All the President’s Mendacity

William P. Hustwit

in Integration Now: Alexander v. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648552
eISBN:
9781469648576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648552.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The fifth chapter focuses on the effort by President Richard Nixon to fulfil the “Southern Strategy” and disrupt the pace of school desegregation. In the summer of 1969, Nixon attempted to delay ... More


How Do You Spell Equality?

Melanie Beals Goan

in A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses forces that could have taken the Kentucky suffrage movement in different directions and possibly made it more inclusive. It highlights competing visions of African American ... More


British Strategic Reassessment

Kevin J. Weddle

in The Compleat Victory:: Saratoga and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780195331400
eISBN:
9780197549445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195331400.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the British military strategy reassessment after the Saratoga defeat. Shortly after learning of Saratoga, British senior leaders embarked on a several-months-long reassessment ... More


Polish Ham and the Southern Strategy: How the Radio Right Created a Conservative Social Movement

Paul Matzko

in The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073220
eISBN:
9780190073251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073220.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Rapid growth of right-wing radio in the early 1960s sparked a wave of grassroots activism. One such example is the Polish ham boycott of 1962, in which a Miami chiropractor’s protest was amplified by ... More


The FTE Sector

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The FTE sector originated in 1971 when Nixon, elected by a Southern Strategy that appealed to Southern whites, replaced Johnson’s War on Poverty with a War on Drugs. Nixon also appointed Powell to ... More


“Wake up brothers and sisters”: Civil Rights, Black Power, and a Changing Campus

Nancy K. Bristow

in Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190215378
eISBN:
9780190092115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190215378.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 explores the convergence of forces that led to the 1970 shootings at Jackson State, beginning with the shooting of local activist Benjamin Brown in 1967 and then the tensions between ... More


Conclusion

Vanessa C. Tyson

in Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190250928
eISBN:
9780190250942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This final, brief chapter concludes the book by offering ponderings on the topics of racial polarization, group threat, and the difficult balancing act that accompanies redistricting and descriptive ... More


Introduction: “Every Hate-Monger, Radio Preacher and Backwoods Evangelist”

Paul Matzko

in The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073220
eISBN:
9780190073251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073220.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The advent of mass right-wing radio in the early 1960s fueled the rise of modern conservatism and provoked the most successful government censorship campaign in America of the past half century. That ... More


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