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The Resource Twilight of the Texas Democrats : the 1978 governor's race, Kenneth Bridges

Twilight of the Texas Democrats : the 1978 governor's race, Kenneth Bridges

Label
Twilight of the Texas Democrats : the 1978 governor's race
Title
Twilight of the Texas Democrats
Title remainder
the 1978 governor's race
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Bridges
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1978, Republican William P. Clements won the race for governor of the Lone Star State, marking the start of an interlude of two-party competition in the state. Eventually, Republican ascendancy would once again make Texas a "safe" place for a single party - but not the party that had dominated the state since the end of Reconstruction." "At the time, observers asked whether the election of a Republican governor was a mere flash in the pan. For the previous twenty years, other races, at every level from national to local, had made inroads into Democratic strongholds, but the party's dominance by and large had held. In 1978, that changed." "Now, historian Kenneth Bridges - drawing on polling data, newspaper reports, archival sources, and extensive interviews - both confirms the significance of the election and explains the many and complex forces at work in it. He analyzes a wide range of factors that includes the disaffection among Mexican American voters fanned by La Raza Unida, miscalculations by Democrat John Hill and his campaign staff, the superior polling techniques used by Clements, the unpopularity of the Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, the changing demographics of the state, and the unprecedented spending by the Clements team. In the process Bridges describes a partisan realignment among Texas voters, not an ideological one." "Twilight of the Texas Democrats promises to illuminate studies in both political science and regional history."--book jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/063
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.2
LC item number
.B75 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 107
Label
Twilight of the Texas Democrats : the 1978 governor's race, Kenneth Bridges
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-210) and index
Contents
  • 49
  • 4
  • Eye of the Storm
  • 69
  • 5
  • The Best-Laid Plans
  • 83
  • 6
  • "And the People Win Every Time": November 7, 1978
  • 112
  • 1
  • 7
  • The Once and Future Governor
  • 124
  • Texas in 1978
  • 1
  • 2
  • The Democratic Revolution
  • 23
  • 3
  • A Family Affair: The Republican Primary
Control code
167763974
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 219 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9781603440097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033912
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)167763974
Label
Twilight of the Texas Democrats : the 1978 governor's race, Kenneth Bridges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-210) and index
Contents
  • 49
  • 4
  • Eye of the Storm
  • 69
  • 5
  • The Best-Laid Plans
  • 83
  • 6
  • "And the People Win Every Time": November 7, 1978
  • 112
  • 1
  • 7
  • The Once and Future Governor
  • 124
  • Texas in 1978
  • 1
  • 2
  • The Democratic Revolution
  • 23
  • 3
  • A Family Affair: The Republican Primary
Control code
167763974
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 219 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9781603440097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033912
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)167763974

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