Includes bibliographical references (p. -222) and index.
1. Recasting Region -- 2. Regime Change: From the New Deal State to the Republican Revolution -- 3. Sun Belt Rising: Globalization and Regional Changes on Trade Policy -- 4. Change Comes to the Cotton Belt: Race, Region, and the Politics of Welfare Policy -- 5. The Political Resurrection of the Bible Belt: Religion, Modernization, and the Intensification of Abortion Politics -- 6. A House Divided: The Geography of Parties and Conflict -- App. A. Research Method and Case Selection -- App. B. Congressional Vote Analysis.