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The Dynamic Dominion : Realignment and the Rise of Two-Party Competition in Virginia, 1945-1980 - Frank B. Atkinson

The Dynamic Dominion

Realignment and the Rise of Two-Party Competition in Virginia, 1945-1980

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The Dynamic Dominion tells the dramatic story of Virginia's political transformation from the Second World War to the Reagan Revolution. The cradle of American democracy - and thus of the democratic movement that is sweeping the globe today - the venerable Old Dominion has emerged again in the second half of the 20th century as a dynamic political pace setter for the nation.

Harry Byrd's Virginia -- Mountain-valley republicanism -- Tuck, "Trumanism," and the 1948 miscue -- 1949: thunder on the Left -- The Eisenhower invasion -- "Golden silence" and presidential republicanism -- The Ted Dalton phenomenon -- Byrd, Brown, and the politics of race -- 1957: the massive resistance election -- Almond joyless : the collapse and its aftermath -- Governor Harrison and the "happy bridge" -- Suddenly, an expanded electorate -- Identity crisis : the Goldwater GOP battles Byrd -- Aboard the Lady Bird special -- The Godwin revolution -- 1966: end of an era -- Prologue : Republican resolve, Democratic division -- "It's time for a change" -- Linwood Holton and the burden of being governor first --1970: opportunity lost -- The Reynolds tragedy -- The realignment that might have been -- 1972: Obenshain takes charge -- Mills Godwin: reluctant Republican -- Armageddon, Virginia-style -- Watergate : realignment reassessed -- The enigmatic "coalition" -- The state-of-the-art GOP -- Henry Howell strikes again -- 1977: the Dalton dream fulfilled -- The "great indoor primary" of 1978 -- The Obenshain tragedy -- The country catches up -- Epilogue. Into the Reagan era.

ISBN: 9780742577534
ISBN-10: 0742577538
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 16th August 2013
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised