Includes bibliographical references (p. -364) and index.
Pt.1. The triumph of moderation. The divided South ; HOPE in the new South ; The open-schools movement ; The strange career of Atlanta Exceptionalism. -- Pt.2. The revolt of the center. The "Charlotte way" ; Suburban populism ; Neighborhood populism ; Neighborhood politics ; Class fairness and racial stability. -- Pt.3. Suburban strategies. The suburbanization of southern politics ; The failure of the Southern strategy ; Metropolitan divergence ; Regional convergence.