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Change and Continuity: Tennessee Politics Since the Civil War

By author: William R. Majors
Product Code: P025
ISBN: 9780865542099
Product Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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William R. Majors offers a concise interpretive survey of the personalities and parties that have shaped and reflected Tennessee politics from the Civil War to the present, carefully placing them in the context of the central issues-usually threats to the dominant political forces-that he identifies for each of six eras in Tennessee political history. Despite Tennessee's diversity-political, social, and cultural-and despite momentous changes in both its physical and cultural landscape since the Civil War, Proessor majors shows that a basic cultural pattern-a set norms, values, beliefs, or, more precisely, a "Burbon conservatism"- has persisted relatively unaltered. Tennessee's community of interests, when faced with change or thrests, when faced with change, adjusted or accommodated itself to the new situation, reconciling progress with tradition. In its experience with change, Tennessee has been both like and unlike the rest of the South, but its experience in continuity may provide an important clude to a better understanding of the American South as a distinct cultural region. An acknowledged authority on Tennesse history, William R. majors taught at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tennessee. he died on 22 April 1986. Professor Majors was the author of Editorial Wild Oats: Edward Ward Carmack and Tennessee Politics.
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