The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture: Volume 2 by Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller & Donald C. Simmons, Jr.
Across the country, election-night viewers typically see South Dakota as a "red" state, but is it really that simple? South Dakota's political landscape is a mix of geographical variations and political subcultures in historical flux. This new volume focuses on the unpredictability and the occasional paradox in the state's political culture. Historians explore compelling stories of direct democracy, organized labor, West River identity, New Deal planning, Cold War loyalty, bicultural conservatism, and the Christian Left - among other topics.
black and white illustrations
Contributors: Thomas Biolsi, Sean J. Flynn, Mark A. Lempke, David Mills, Matthew Pehl, Nathan Sanderson, Steven A. Stofferahn, Brad Tennant, Tonnis H. Venhuizen, Robert E. Wright
Edited by: Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller & Donald C. Simmons, Jr.