a member of a faction of southern Democrats stressing states' rights and opposed to the civil-rights programs of the Democratic Party, especially a southern Democrat who bolted the party in 1948 and voted for the candidates of the States' Rights Democratic Party.
Origin of Dixiecrat
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Admittedly, Congress remained dominated by a conservative coalition of Republicans and Dixiecrats.The Idolization of JFK
Harvey J. Kaye
July 9, 2013
Populists, Progressives, Socialists and Dixiecrats have occasionally elected a senator or governor.Why Doesn't Canada Have a Two Party System?
October 6, 2012
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