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Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction

David A. Bateman, Ira Katznelson, and John S. Lapinski


No question has loomed larger in the American experience than the role of the South. This book examines how southern members of Congress shaped national public policy and American institutions from Reconstruction to the New Deal—and along the way remade the region and the nation in their own image. The central paradox of southern politics was how such a highly diverse region could be transformed into a coherent and unified bloc. This book shows how this unlikely transformation occurred in Congress, the institutional site where the South's representatives forged a new relationship with the rest ... More

Keywords: US South, Congress, southern politics, southern lawmaking, race relations, southern representatives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691126494
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691126494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Bateman, author
Cornell University

Ira Katznelson, author
Columbia University

John S. Lapinski, author
University of Pennsylvania