Whiteness and the Emergence of the Republican Party in the Early Twentieth-Century South

  title={Whiteness and the Emergence of the Republican Party in the Early Twentieth-Century South},
  author={Boris Heersink and Jeffery A. Jenkins},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  pages={71 - 90}
In the post-Reconstruction South, two Republican factions vied for control of state party organizations. The Black-and-Tans sought to keep the party inclusive and integrated, while the Lily-Whites worked to turn the GOP into a whites-only party. The Lily-Whites ultimately emerged victorious, as they took over most state parties by the early twentieth century. Yet no comprehensive data exist to measure how the conflict played out in each state. To fill this void, we present original data that… 


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