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Author Hunt, Keel, 1948- author

Title Crossing the aisle : how bipartisanship brought Tennessee to the twenty-first century and could save America / Keel Hunt
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; Foreword by Jon Meacham; Introduction: The In-Between Time; 1. Wild Ride to Washington; 2. The Six-Hour Boot Camp; 3. Blue State Turning Red; 4. Picking Up the Pieces; 5. Lamar and Ned; 6. Political Family Trees; 7. Strange Bedfellows; 8. Jobs for Memphis; 9. The Phone Call That Changed Everything; 10. Nissan Arrives; 11. Megatrends Tennessee; 12. Ground Zero Knoxville 1982; 13. Mothers and Babies; 14. Chattanooga: From Dirtiest to All-American City; 15. The Fight for Better Schools; 16. Landing Saturn; 17. The Roads to Better Jobs; 18. The Homecoming; 19. The Prison Problem20. The Game Changer; 21. Nashville and the ""Civic Furniture; 22. Hockey Skates In; 23. How the NFL Came to Tennessee; 24. History and Handoffs; 25. Fast Forward; Timeline 1978-2002: What Happened in the In-Between Time; The Interviews; Bibliography and Recommended Reading; Acknowledgments; Photo Gallery; Index
Summary "Across the South the latter third of the 20th Century was a time of fundamental political transition. Tennessee typified this historic shift from "blue state to red state" as increasing numbers of voters began to chose candidates of the Republican Party. Yet in the heart of this phase, the 1980s and 90s saw a flourishing of reform-focused policymaking - from better schools, to improved highways, to health care - that was the handiwork of moderate leaders of both parties with a capacity to work together "across the aisle." The Tennessee story, as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham observes in his foreword to this new book, offers striking examples of bipartisan cooperation on many policy fronts - and a mode of governing that provides lessons for America in this current time of partisan stalemate"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 16, 2018)
Subject Political culture -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century
Political leadership -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century
Representative government and representation -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy.
Political culture.
Political leadership.
Politics and government.
Representative government and representation.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826522416 (electronic bk.)
9780826522412 (electronic bk.)