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Author Cotter, Patrick R.

Title After Wallace : the 1986 contest for governor and political change in Alabama / Patrick R. Cotter and James Glen Stovall
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 233 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The dominance of George Wallace -- Wallace's final exit -- The Wallace legacy -- The 1986 primary election -- Runoff -- Challenge -- Democratic aftermath -- The general election -- Consequences -- Explanations -- Appendix A: Survey methodology -- Appendix B: Election results
Summary All Alabama elections are colorful, but the 1986 gubernatorial contest may trump them all for its sheer strangeness. With the retirement of an aging and ill George Wallace, both the issues and candidates contending for the office were able to set the course of Alabama politics for generations to follow. Whereas the Wallace regimes were particular to Alabama, and the gubernatorial campaign was conducted in a partial vacuum with his absence, Alabama also experienced a wave of partisan realignment. A once solidly Democratic South was undergoing a tectonic political shift as white voters in l
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998 -- Influence.
Elections -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century.
Governors -- Alabama -- Elections -- History -- 20th century.
Political campaigns -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century.
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Stovall, James Glen.
LC no. 2009003363
ISBN 0817357548
0817387277 (electronic bk.)
9780817387273 (electronic bk.)