Is There Still a South? And Does it Matter?  

Books discussed: The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South, by Byron E. Shafer and Richard Johnston; Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics by Earl Black and Merle Black; Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South by Thomas F. Schaller; The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South by Matthew D. Lassiter; White Flite: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism by Kevin Kruse.