American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt
American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt: Conservative Growth in a Battleground Region (Cambridge University Press, 2014) analyzes the political culture of the American Sunbelt since the end of World War II. It highlights and explains the Sunbelt's emergence during the second half of the twentieth century as the undisputed geographic epicenter for conservative Republican Power in the United States, while also highlighting the underappreciated persistence of liberal influences across the region.
Sean P. Cunningham is Associate Professor and Chair of History. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and teaches broadly in twentieth-century U.S. history, specializing in post-1945 American political culture, with a geographic emphasis in Texas and the Sunbelt. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Texas State Historical Association and Humanities Texas, which is the state's affiliate to the National Endowment for the Humanities.