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The Resource Deep roots : how slavery still shapes Southern politics, Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen

Deep roots : how slavery still shapes Southern politics, Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen

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Deep roots : how slavery still shapes Southern politics
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Deep roots
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how slavery still shapes Southern politics
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Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen
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eng
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The lasting effects of slavery on contemporary political attitudes in the American SouthDespite dramatic social transformations in the United States during the last 150 years, the South has remained staunchly conservative. Southerners are more likely to support Republican candidates, gun rights, and the death penalty, and southern whites harbor higher levels of racial resentment than whites in other parts of the country. Why haven't these sentiments evolved or changed? Deep Roots shows that the entrenched political and racial views of contemporary white southerners are a direct consequence of the region's slaveholding history, which continues to shape economic, political, and social spheres. Today, southern whites who live in areas once reliant on slavery--compared to areas that were not--are more racially hostile and less amenable to policies that could promote black progress. Highlighting the connection between historical institutions and contemporary political attitudes, the authors explore the period following the Civil War when elite whites in former bastions of slavery had political and economic incentives to encourage the development of anti-black laws and practices. Deep Roots shows that these forces created a local political culture steeped in racial prejudice, and that these viewpoints have been passed down over generations, from parents to children and via communities, through a process called behavioral path dependence. While legislation such as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act made huge strides in increasing economic opportunity and reducing educational disparities, southern slavery has had a profound, lasting, and self-reinforcing influence on regional and national politics that can still be felt today. A groundbreaking look at the ways institutions of the past continue to sway attitudes of the present, Deep Roots demonstrates how social beliefs persist long after the formal policies that created those beliefs have been eradicated
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Acharya, Avidit
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  • Blackwell, Matthew
  • Sen, Maya
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Princeton studies in political behavior
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  • Southern States
  • Slavery
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Persistenz
  • Politische Kultur
  • Rassismus
  • Sklaverei
  • USA
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Deep roots : how slavery still shapes Southern politics, Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
  • How slavery predicts white political attitudes today
  • An alternative account: Contemporary Demographics and Racial Threat
  • The origins of divergence
  • Antebellum politics of slavery and race in the South
  • Emancipation as a critical juncture and the timing of divergence
  • Mechanisms of persistence and decay
  • Persistence and the mechanisms of reproduction
  • Interventions and attenuation
  • Conclusion: What lessons can we draw from Southern slavery?
  • Appendix
  • Frontmatter
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Theory of Behavioral Path Dependence
  • Slavery's contemporary effects
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on1032303159
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1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages)
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9781400889976
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computer
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illustrations, maps, charts
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(OCoLC)1032303159
Label
Deep roots : how slavery still shapes Southern politics, Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How slavery predicts white political attitudes today
  • An alternative account: Contemporary Demographics and Racial Threat
  • The origins of divergence
  • Antebellum politics of slavery and race in the South
  • Emancipation as a critical juncture and the timing of divergence
  • Mechanisms of persistence and decay
  • Persistence and the mechanisms of reproduction
  • Interventions and attenuation
  • Conclusion: What lessons can we draw from Southern slavery?
  • Appendix
  • Frontmatter
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Theory of Behavioral Path Dependence
  • Slavery's contemporary effects
Control code
on1032303159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889976
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctvc60fwp
  • ee1a666c-1fde-43fc-b3c5-18e32e303aca
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1032303159

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