Sunday, March 30, 2008

Southern Politics

During my mock interview I mentioned that I am taking a class in Southern Politics. Angie said that I should write about this the next time that we had a free topic.

Southern Politics is a probe into the evolution of the politics of the south. It covers the ideas of the people of the south from roughly the revolution to present but focuses primarily on "The War" (the Civil War as it is known to other people) and the prevailing politics after it. It delves into the depths of the civil rights movement and investigates voting trends and elections throughout the south and compared to other areas of the country.

It is a very interesting class but also extremely challenging. I think that has more to do with the professor, Dr. Woodard, than the material. It's definitely worth it though; Woodard literally wrote the book on southern politics.

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