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Silent Majority : Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South

Silent Majority : Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691133898

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ISBN13: 978-0691133898
ISBN10: 0691133891
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 2006
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Silent Majority : Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691133898

Matthew D. Lassiter

ISBN13: 978-0691133898
ISBN10: 0691133891
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Published: 2006
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

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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