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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 Half-Century of Political Change in the South

M. V. Hood III, Quentin Kidd, and Irwin L. Morris

in The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth, and the Partisan Transformation of the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873821
eISBN:
9780199980017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873821.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates the dramatic transformation that occurred over the last half-century in the region by providing a detailed description of the Southern political landscape from the 1950s ... More


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 Not-So-New Southern Sexism

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/9780190265960.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The stereotype of southern white womanhood is anything but new, and manipulating it for political gain became a critical part of the Long Southern Strategy. The stereotype strips women of their ... More


The Time of the Black Elephant

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how for African Americans, the events of the mid-1970s only served to reinforce an already contentious relationship with the Grand Old Party (GOP)—frustrations that were born ... More


Profiles: Two Generations, One Identity

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/9780813060767.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the typical profile of the women examined in the book. Autobiographical writings and interviews show that all the women received the same white supremacist education, a ... More


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

Anne Stefani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book studies the experiences and evolution of a significant number of white southern women who confronted white supremacy in the South between the 1920s and the 1960s. For white women reformers, ... More


“My Mother had Warned me about this”:: Parental Socialization in the Jim Crow South

Kristina DuRocher

in Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130019
eISBN:
9780813135571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130019.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The lessons that white southern parents taught their children regarding their identity during the Jim Crow era revolved mainly on race and gender. To ensure the preservation of white supremacy and ... 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


Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Thomas F. Haddox

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book charts what has been a largely unexplored literary landscape, looking at the work of such diverse writers as the gens de couleur libre poets of antebellum New Orleans, Kate ... 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


“Is this the Man?”:: White Girls’ Participation in Southern Lynchings

Kristina DuRocher

in Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130019
eISBN:
9780813135571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130019.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The high number of white girls and teenagers who accused black men of sexual assault in the Jim Crow South brings into question their motivations for doing so and the reasons why the white community ... More


Clio's Daughters Southern Colonial Women and Their Historians

Carol Berkin

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reconstructs the lives of southern colonial women in order to understand the relationship between race and gender. It notes that the scholarship on southern colonial women forces a ... More


Toward Catholicism as Lifestyle: Walker Percy, John Kennedy Toole, and Rebecca Wells

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/9780823225217.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the decade from 1955 to 1965, the civil rights movement emerged as a major political force in the South, and despite fierce resistance from southern whites, it began to ... 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: The Same Journey, Writ Small, That the United States Was On

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces Jonathan Daniels and explains his intentions for his 1937 automobile trip around the South. He wanted to explore the range of political and cultural possibilities in the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780813060767.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion confirms that white southern women's racial activism extended far beyond the liberation of black people. Through their struggle against white supremacy in their region, these women ... More


Racial and Class Frontiers: Lynching and Social Identity in Antebellum America

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter charts the emergence of racially motivated lynching in the antebellum United States. During the antebellum era, practices of collective murder took root on the cotton and resource ... More


Introduction

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/9780813060767.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction presents the research subject, two generations of white southern women who confronted white supremacy in their region between the 1920s and the 1960s. It exposes the distinctive ways ... More


From “The Rise of Southern Redneck and White Trash Writers”1

Erik Bledsoe

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new generation of southern writers who are giving voice to a different group of southerners, forcing their readers to reexamine long-held stereotypes and ... More


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