Southern Disillusionment with the Democratic Party: Cultural Conformity and “the Great Melding” of Racial and Economic Conservatism in Alabama during World War II

@article{Feldman2009SouthernDW,
  title={Southern Disillusionment with the Democratic Party: Cultural Conformity and “the Great Melding” of Racial and Economic Conservatism in Alabama during World War II},
  author={Glenn Feldman},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={199 - 230}
}
  • G. Feldman
  • Published 31 July 2009
  • History
  • Journal of American Studies
This essay explores growing disillusionment with the national Democratic Party in the southern United States, disillusionment that led to third-party movements such as the Dixiecrats and George Wallacism, and eventually southern allegiance to the modern Republican Party. The essay focusses on Alabama during the first half of the 1940s, where a “Great Melding” between economic conservatism and racial conservatism came to maturity. The melding resulted in a cross-class and pan-white alliance in a… 
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