Current through the November 2012 elections, The New Southern Politics seamlessly integrates a thematic overview of the distinctive political, social, and economic life of eleven southern states with a detailed state-by-state focus. This new edition includes entirely new maps and the latest available data for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Among other appealing features, the text:Provides essential historical contextHighlights vital dimensions of political cultureProfiles significant figures and events from the real world of politicsIncorporates coverage of controversies and trendsSuggests a well-defined organisational structure for coursesThe result is an innovative and readable introduction designed to engage students and scholars alike.
J. David Woodard is Strom Thurmond Professor of Government at Clemson University, USA. His numerous publications include The Conservative Tradition in America (with Charles Dunn) and, most recently, Ronald Reagan: A Biography.