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By Robert Mickey

The transformation of the yank South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is an important political improvement in view that international battle II. It has re-sorted electorate into events, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. most crucial, it's the ultimate step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this sea swap through examining the democratization studies of Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Robert Mickey argues that Southern states, from the Eighteen Nineties till the early Seventies, constituted wallet of authoritarian rule trapped inside of and sustained by way of a federal democracy. those enclaves--devoted to affordable agricultural exertions and white supremacy--were verified by means of conservative Democrats to guard their careers and consumers. From the abolition of the whites-only Democratic fundamental in 1944 till the nationwide get together reforms of the early Seventies, enclaves have been battered and destroyed by way of a chain of democratization pressures from inside and out their borders. Drawing on archival study, Mickey lines how Deep South rulers--dissimilar of their inner clash and political institutions--varied of their responses to those demanding situations. eventually, enclaves differed of their measure of violence, incorporation of African american citizens, and reconciliation of Democrats with the nationwide celebration. those varied paths generated political and fiscal legacies that proceed to reverberate today.

Focusing on enclave rulers, their governance demanding situations, and the huge achievements in their adversaries, Paths Out of Dixie indicates how the struggles of the hot prior have reshaped the South and, in so doing, America's political development.

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