1 Article by: Gavin Wright

Gavin Wright is an economic historian and the William Robertson Professor of American Economic History emeritus at Stanford University.

The Left Can Win the American South

Republicans captured the South through racist “dog-whistle” appeals and by exploiting the deindustrialization that ravaged the region after NAFTA. But we can’t write off the South as hopelessly reactionary — there’s a base for progressive politics that speaks to workers of all races.