By Joseph E. Lowndes
The function the South has performed in modern conservatism could be the main consequential political phenomenon of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century. The region’s transition from Democratic stronghold to Republican base has often been considered as a up to date prevalence, person who principally stems from a 1960s-era backlash opposed to left-leaning social hobbies. yet as Joseph Lowndes argues during this ebook, this rightward shift used to be now not inevitably a ordinary reaction by means of alienated whites, yet really the results of the long term improvement of an alliance among Southern segregationists and northern conservatives, teams who before everything shared little past competition to precise New Deal imperatives.
Lowndes focuses his narrative at the formative interval among the top of the second one international warfare and the Nixon years. through the 1948 Dixiecrat riot, the presidential campaigns of George Wallace, and well known representations of the area, he indicates the numerous ways that the South replaced in the course of those a long time. Lowndes lines how a brand new alliance started to emerge through extra reading the pages of the National Review and Republican party-building efforts within the South throughout the campaigns of Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Nixon. the original features of yank conservatism have been solid within the crucible of race kin within the South, he argues, and his research of party-building efforts, nationwide associations, and the concepts of specific political actors offers a willing investigate the ideology of contemporary conservatism and the Republican Party.
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From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism by Joseph E. Lowndes