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David Duke and the Politics of Race in the South

Editor(s): John C. Kuzenski, Charles S. III Bullock, Ronald Keith Gaddie

A thought-provoking examination of the constituencies and the impact of one of the most controversial political figures of our time. Journalists have thoroughly documented David Duke's rise to prominence in Louisiana politics, but until now, few intensive analyses of the Duke phenomenon have been undertaken. This new collection identifies the significant junctures of Duke's political career, from its earliest beginnings to his recent campaigns for governor, the Senate, and the Presidency. Through a variety of methods and approaches, the contributors to this work advance our understanding of what made this former Ku Klux Klan member a significant political force, and of how and why he very nearly succeeded in his attempts to gain higher office.

Biography of Editor(s)

John C. Kuzenski is Assistant Professor of Government at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has taught at the University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, and Vanderbilt University.
Charles S. Bullock III is Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia
Ronald Keith Gaddie is Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Politics