Strand: Understanding America

Donald Trump's victory in last November's presidential election has caused turmoil, not just in US politics but around the world, as an examplar of a 'new populism'. So who voted for him and why? And while there has been much focus on Trump's sometimes erratic behaviour, is there some method in his 'madness'? But the new era of American politics is not just about The Donald, as the rise of the New South shows. How did states that were once strongly associated with slavery and racism become a new 'powerhouse' for blacks?