Class and Party: Secular Realignment and the Survival of Democrats outside the South

  title={Class and Party: Secular Realignment and the Survival of Democrats outside the South},
  author={Jeffrey M. Stonecash and Mark D. Brewer and Robert E Petersen and Mary Patricia McGuire and Lori Beth Way},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={731 - 752}
A common conclusion is that beginning in the late 1960s the policy stands of Democrats on civil rights and civil liberties issues alienated the white working class. Race is presumed to have driven a wedge between the white and non-white working class, and diminished class voting in American politics. The New Deal coalition has eroded, the South has moved into the Republican column, and class conflict is presumed to have steadily declined since the 1950s. These arguments, however, leave us… Expand

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