11 - E. Long era Democratic dominance in the south was...

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E. Long era Democratic dominance in the south was longer than in LA due to factionalism. Long Era. Factionalism 1. emergence 3 rd party system. 2 factions that seem to act like parties. Did start with Huey long. Around turn of century their were populist-people trying to appeal to common people. (Poorer white men) Best way was to be able to appeal to racism. Drop the n word. Huey long was a populist who did not appeal to racism to win. But only appealing to poor white people not white men. Ran against business. He basically said I know you poor white people are treated are bad, but so I am. He didn’t bath like they did. He was loud in public like they were. He tried to smell, look, eat, sleep, drink like poor people. When he went to senate he was looked down for this but it worked for him. He won. He pushed common sense. He was really big on LSU. He was bigger on tailgating and winning than on academics. He would hang out with coach at half time and Huey called plays so the coach
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2009 for the course POLI 2056 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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