Interview with Charles Bullock, December 19, 2017

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

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Charles Bullock explains how he became interested in southern politics and then talks about the patterns that make southern politics distinctive, particularly in the areas of partisan realignment and demographic voting patterns. He then discusses the role the Voting Rights Act played in shaping southern politics, emphasizing the Supreme Court cases that dealt with redistricting and the Voting Rights Act. He then talks about the core constituents and the key problems facing Democrats and Republicans in Georgia. He concludes by predicting what Georgia politics will look like in 2018 and beyond.

Charles Bullock was born in Missouri, but moved to Georgia at the age of six. He earned his doctoral degree from Washington University in 1968. He immediately began working at the University of Georgia, researching congressional politics, legislative process, and southern politics. He was distinguished as a University Professor by the University of Georgia in 2015 and continues to teach as the Richard B. Russell Chair of Political Science.






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110 minutes


Charles Bullock and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Charles Bullock, December 19, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed May 25, 2024,