The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968, by Kari Frederickson (review)

The Dixiecrat Revolt, by Kari Frederickson (University of North Carolina Press, 2001)

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The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968, by Kari Frederickson (review)

by Jack Bass
Southern Cultures, Vol. 8, No. 4: Ghosts

University of North Carolina Press, 2001

This thoroughly researched and well-written book provides what may come to be seen as the definitive history of the 1948 Dixiecrat movement and its impact on transforming southern politics and changing America’s political culture. A side account also provides the first detailed report of the events that forced African American journalist and political leader John McCray to close his influential newspaper, The Lighthouse and Informer, and to leave South Carolina.