The future ain't what it used to be : the 2016 presidential election in the South / edited by Branwell DuBose Kapeluck and Scott E. Buchanan
- Part I. The setting and nominating process -- The 2016 southern electorate: demographics, issues, and candidate perceptions -- The 2016 presidential nomination process -- Part II. Elections in the deep south -- Alabama: Republican from top to bottom -- Georgia: a swing state that didn't swing -- Louisiana: Trump wins big on the bayou -- Mississippi: Republican dominance confirmed -- South Carolina: it's all about the primary -- Part III. Elections in the rim south -- Arkansas: Trump is a natural for the natural state -- Florida: old south electoral strategy trumps the newest southern politics -- North Carolina: up and down the Tar Heel political roller coaster -- Tennessee: from Crump to Trump -- The great red wall of Texas: how long will it stand? -- Virginia: the Old Dominion stands out in blue -- Conclusion: the long-term pitfalls of Trump's southern strategy.
- The Future Ain't What It Used to Be details how the 2016 presidential election developed in the eleven states that make up the South. Preeminent scholars of Southern politics analyze this momentous election, including the issues that drove southern voters, the nomination process in early 2016, and where the region may be headed politically in the Trump era. In addition, each state chapter includes analysis on notable congressional races and important patterns within the states. This new edited volume will be an important tool for scholars, and also journalists and political enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of contemporary southern electoral politics.
- 9781682260531 (paper : acid-free paper)
9781682260548 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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