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Ku Klux Klan activism in the 1960s is linked to the South’s swing to the Republican Party

McVeigh, Rory (2014) Ku Klux Klan activism in the 1960s is linked to the South’s swing to the Republican Party. LSE American Politics and Policy (17 Dec 2014). Website.

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Abstract

After the midterm elections, the Democratic Party is now very nearly unrepresented in the Southern states of the U.S., the culmination of a political realignment that began in the 1960s. In new research, Rory McVeigh finds that those counties that experienced greater levels of activism by the racist Ku Klux Klan experienced a five percent greater swing to the Republican Party. He argues that these results show that social movement activism can be effective in bringing about change, as people’s votes changed because of racial interests as opposed to party loyalties.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60698

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