Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South
Series Editor

Bryant Simon
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Jane Dailey
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Rebecca Brückmann
Carleton College

Erik Gellman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Charles McKinney
Rhodes College

Sarah J. McNamara
Texas A&M University

Elizabeth McRae
Western Carolina University

La Shonda Mims
Middle Tennessee State University

Robert Norrell
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Anke Ortlepp
Universität zu Köln

Vanessa Ribas
University of California, San Diego

J. Mills Thornton
University of Michigan

Allen Tullos
Emory University

Brian Ward
Northumbria University

Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South

The South that could be reasonably termed the nation’s number one economic problem in 1938 is no more. Today, the South with its runaway economic and demographic growth, political clout, and influential cultural exports is arguablythe most dynamic region in the United States.


With an eye toward understanding the struggles that have shaped the newest New South, Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South offers interdisciplinary historical studies of the region’s social, political, and economic transformation. This series presents the best new research on a range of topics in recent southern history, including the long battle for equal civil rights for all citizens, partisan political realignment, suburbanization and the rise of car culture, changes in gender and sexual cultures, the rise of theocratic politics, industrialization and deindustrialization, immigration, and integration into the global economy of the twenty-first century: fresh scholarship that investigates new areas and reinterprets the familiar.