ISBN13:978-0691133898 ISBN10: 0691133891 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0691092553 ISBN10: 0691092559
Summary: The Silent Majoritystands as a landmark in a new generation of scholarship on the American South. Matthew Lassiter is spot on in his dissection of the myths of de facto segregation, national innocence, and southern distinctiveness. Rejecting a narrative that revolves around individual racism, he shows us how we arrived at our current dilemmas. This book is indispensable reading for anyone seeking to understand how the North and the South have converged around an 'intractable landscap
e of racial apartheid' in which class ideologies and divisions play a central role.
Summary: The Silent Majoritystands as a landmark in a new generation of scholarship on the American South. Matthew Lassiter is spot on in his dissection of the myths of de facto segregation, national innocence, and southern distinctiveness. Rejecting a narrative that revolves around individual racism, he shows us how we arrived at our current dilemmas. This book is indispensable reading for anyone seeking to understand how the North and the South have converged around an 'intractable landscape of racial apartheid' in which class ideologies and divisions play a central role. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Princeton University Press Published: 08/06/2007 International: No
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List of Illustrations vii List of Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations xv Introduction 1
Part I: The Triumph of Moderation 21 Chapter 1: The Divided South 23 Chapter 2: HOPE in the New South 44 Chapter 3: The Open-Schools Movement 69 Chapter 4: The Strange Career of Atlanta Exceptionalism 94
Part II: The Revolt of the Center 119 Chapter 5: The "Charlotte Way" 121 Chapter 6: Suburban Populism 148 Chapter 7: Neighborhood Politics 175 Chapter 8: Class Fairness and Racial Stability 198
Part III: Suburban Strategies 223 Chapter 9: The Suburbanization of Southern Politics 225 Chapter 10: The Failure of the Southern Strategy 251 Chapter 11: Metropolitan Divergence 276 Chapter 12: Regional Convergence 301 Epilogue 324 Notes 331 Index 365
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