Sunbelt Rising

This volume examines patterns of growth, government organization, and cultural representation that created a new region across the nation's southern rim following World War II. Essays explain how ideology and political economy restructured space within the Sunbelt, making the landscape and lives of its inhabitants more uniformly metropolitan.

Sunbelt Rising
The Politics of Space, Place, and Region

Michelle Nickerson and Darren Dochuk, Editors

2011 | 480 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $27.50
American History | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction

I. CONSTRUCTING REGION
Chapter 1. Sunbelt Boosterism: Industrial Recruitment, Economic Development, and Growth Politics in the Developing Sunbelt
—Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Chapter 2. Strom Thurmond's Sunbelt: Rethinking Regional Politics and the Rise of the Right
—Joseph Crespino
Chapter 3. Big Government and Family Values: Political Culture in the Metropolitan Sunbelt
—Matthew D. Lassiter
Chapter 4. Religion and Political Behavior in the Sunbelt
—Lyman A. Kellstedt and James L. Guth

II. CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE SUNBELT
Chapter 5. From the Southwest to the Nation: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Los Angeles
—Shana Bernstein
Chapter 6. Sunbelt Civil Rights: Urban Renewal and the Follies of Desegregation in Greater Miami
—N. D. B. Connolly
Chapter 7. Racial Liberalism and the Rise of the Sunbelt West: The Defeat of Fair Housing on the 1964 California Ballot
—Daniel Martinez HoSang

III. CONTINGENT PLACES
Chapter 8. Sunbelt Lock-Up: Where the Suburbs Met the Super-Max
—Volker Janssen
Chapter 9. Sunbelt Imperialism: Boosters, Navajos, and Energy Development in the Metropolitan Southwest
—Andrew Needham
Chapter 10. Real Estate and Race: Imagining the Second Circuit of Capital in Sunbelt Cities
—Carl Abbott

PART IV. THE GLOBAL SUNBELT
Chapter 11. The Marketplace Missions of S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A, and the Sunbelt South
—Darren E. Grem
Chapter 12. Tortilla Politics: Mexican Food, Globalization, and the Sunbelt
—Laresh Jayasanker
Chapter 13. Latinos in the Sunbelt: Political Implications of Demographic Change
—Sylvia Manzano

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments