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The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935 [Book Review]
Some previous histories of southern education, such as Charles W. Dabney's classic Universal Education in the South, slighted the role of American Americans in shaping their own education. James
The Shaping of Southern Politics: Suffrage Restriction and the Establishment of the One-Party South, 1880-1910
This book is an attempt to explain the origins of the political system Key described. A complex topic with wide ramifications, it has received less attention than it deserves. As Sheldon Hackney
Turnout and Rural Corruption: New York as a Test Case
In 1974 Philip Converse and Jerrold Rusk offered an institutional, and Walter Dean Burnham, a behavioral explanation of the decline in voter turnout in the northern United States around the turn of
Ecological Inference from Goodman to King
Since it was introduced to historians nearly three decades ago, a statistical technique known as ecological regression has been widely used to analyze aggregate election returns and similar data
Religion, Race, and Reconstruction: The Public School in the Politics of the 1870s [Book Review]
Not since 1870s Democratic speeches and editorials have the Radical Republicans been charged with plotting to build up a Bismarckian centralized state by using public schools to launch an
Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction
Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction. By J. Morgan Kousser. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 590.
Social Origins of the New South: Alabama, 1860-1885 [Book Review]
In this broad, ambitious, and important book, Jonathan M. Wiener argues that the black belt planter elite reconstructed its hegemonic class position after the Civil War by shepherding its wealth
The Revivalism of Narrative: A Response to Recent Criticisms of Quantitative History
In his presidential address to the Social Science History Association Convention in November 1981, Robert William Fogel declared sanguinely that social scientific historians had won their battle for
The Immutability of Categories and the Reshaping of Southern Politics
How did the no-party, extremely-low-turnout, fragmented political system that V.O. Key, Jr. described in his 1949 book Southern Politics get transformed into the Republican-dominant, average-turnout,
Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South
Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South. By Gavin Wright. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 353.
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