Jason Morgan Ward on the “Politics of Localism” and Georgia Gubernatorial Election

Acting Professor of History Jason Morgan Ward recently contributed to a Yahoo News article about Georgia’s upcoming gubernatorial election. The contest between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams has drawn national attention. Abrams would be the first black woman elected to the governor’s office in the United States. Morgan offers historical context for this historic election, writing: “Georgia history matters, and Georgia has a unique political history that has historically inflated the politics of localism and the definition of what is Georgia and what is Georgian.”

Read the full article by Jon Ward here: “Georgia’s fraught history with ‘outsiders’ shapes a tight governor’s race.”