A fine and insightful synthesis of a wealth of information. It draws a balanced and convincing portrait of the region's politics, with historical depth, and the presentation is clear, well organized, and thoroughly documented. (James L. Sundquist The Brookings Institution
About the Author
Earl Black is Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science at Rice University.
Merle Black is Asa G. Candler Professor of Politics and Government at Emory University.