Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-295) and index.
Introduction -- The "irrational" North-South coalition after the Civil War -- The ethnic and religious character of parties in the North -- The making of "the whites" and party change : changing ideas of race -- The making of "the whites" and party change : the transformation of race -- The institutional base for realignment -- The origins of the Republican red-state strategy -- The origins of the Democrats' blue-state strategy -- The red state-blue state polarization and the issue of nationalism -- Conclusion.
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