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American Forum - The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South

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Matthew D. Lassiter
November 17, 2006
11:00AM (EST)

Matthew D. Lassiter
Matthew D. Lassiter

Matthew Lassiter, an associate professor at the University of Michigan, has written an in-depth regional study of Atlanta, Charlotte, and Richmond which looks at metropolitan expansion and Sunbelt growth, school desegregation and busing battles, suburbanneighborhood movements, and the emergence of an allegedly "color-blind" and middle-class-conscious ideology in response to the civil rights movement.

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