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Citadel News Service
1 Mar 2010

Former congressman to speak on Southern politics

As a part of the Real Southern Politics series, former Alabama congressman and native South Carolinian Glen Browder will give a speech at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Bond Hall, room 165, on The Citadel campus. The topic of the discussion will be racial politics in recent Southern history.

Browder will be promoting his new book "Stealth Reconstruction" as well as his earlier book "The South’s New Racial Politics."

“These books present unconventional accounts of biracial politics in recent southern history,” said Browder, who will be available for a book signing after the speech.

Browder is a longtime public figure in Alabama, but he was born and grew up in Sumter and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Presbyterian College with and a master’s degree and a doctorate in political science from Emory University. He is now emeritus professor of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University in Alabama where he has taught political science since the 1970s.  He has also served in the Alabama State Legislature, as Alabama Secretary of State and as a U.S. congressman.

The Real Southern Politics series is co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha and Southern Studies Program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He will also speak at the Symposium on Southern Politics in Mark Clark Hall from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, where the topic will be the role of race in the study and teaching of Southern politics.

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