From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans

Florida and Its Politics since 1940


Likely to raise hackles among Democrats and Republicans alike, this dynamic history of modern Florida argues that the Sunshine State has become the political and demographic future of the nation. David Colburn reveals how Florida gradually abandoned the traditions of race and personality that linked it to the Democratic Party. The book focuses particularly on the population growth and chaotic gubernatorial politics that altered the state from 1940, when it was a sleepy impoverished southern outpost, to the present and the emergence of a dominant Republican Party.
  • University Press of Florida; September 2013
  • ISBN 9780813048499
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  • Title: From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans
  • Author: David R. Colburn
  • Imprint: University Press of Florida