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The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South 1932-1968

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In 1948, a group of conservative white southerners formed the States' Rights Democratic Party, soon nicknamed the "Dixiecrats," and chose Strom Thurmond as their presidential candidate. Thrown on the defensive by federal civil rights initiatives and unprecedented grassroots political activity by African Americans, the Dixiecrats aimed to reclaim conservatives' former preem ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 26th 2001 by University of North Carolina Press
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Manray9
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
With The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968, Dr. Kari Frederickson did a service for students of 20th century American politics. She presented a thorough study of the States' Rights Democratic Party, better known as the Dixiecrats, its political successes and electoral failure, the roles played by key figures, and the group's strategies and tactics. Frederickson's research was broad and deep, while her prose was concise and clear. The book drags a little after the 1948 ca ...more
Mark
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The presidential election of 1948 is best remembered today for Harry Truman's famous come-from-behind victory and the iconic photo of him waving the inaccurate Chicago Tribune front page over his smiling face. Appended to it as a footnote is the third-party candidacy of Strom Thurmond, then the governor of South Carolina, who ran as the nominee of the "States Rights Democrats." Yet Kari Frederickson makes an excellent argument that Thurmond's candidacy may well have been the one with the more la ...more
Talmadge East
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I just wrote an extensive review which Goodreads failed to post, so this will be much shorter as I do not wish to retype what I just said.

Professor Frederickson does a pretty good job highlighting the "meat" of the Dixiecrat revolt which culminates in the nomination of Strom Thurmond in 1948. I think he begins a tad bit late in the process and hurries through the demise of the movement. Irregardless the book is well worth reading and several of the parallels between some of the Dixiecrats compla
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Reza Amiri Praramadhan
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Mostly talking about State Rights Democratic Party, or more commonly called Dixiecrats, a group of Southern Democratic Party Politicians who were disaffected with the national party's stance on Civil Rights. Doomed from the start, the Dixiecrats fared poorly in 1948 Presidential Election and seemed to be destined as another footnote in history. However, the Dixiecrats left more long-lasting impacts on American politics, and became the milestone for the Republican's ascendance to domination in So ...more
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An associate professor of history at the University of Alabama, Kari Frederickson is a specialist in post-Civil War U.S. political history, Southern history, and the history of African Americans. She earned her doctorate in history from Rutgers University in 1996.
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