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Race, Religion, and Economic Change in the Republican South: A Study of a Southern City

Matthew T. Corrigan


Once known as a Democratic stronghold, the “Solid South” is now politically dominated by the Republican Party. This book explores how the interaction of race relations, economic isolation, and religion create a unique set of challenges and opportunities for the majority party in the American South. The book uses a case study of Jacksonville, Florida, to examine the attitudes of southern voters more broadly. As an urban southern city that now votes solidly Republican, it reflects the political changes that have taken place across the region. Drawing on research that includes over 2,000 surveys ... More

Keywords: Democratic stronghold, Solid South, Republican Party, race relations, economic isolation, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031606
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew T. Corrigan, author
University of North Florida

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