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The Right to Vote

Author : Alexander Keyssar
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2009-06-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465010141

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Originally published in 2000, The Right to Vote was widely hailed as a magisterial account of the evolution of suffrage from the American Revolution to the end of the twentieth century. In this revised and updated edition, Keyssar carries the story forward, from the disputed presidential contest of 2000 through the 2008 campaign and the election of Barack Obama. The Right to Vote is a sweeping reinterpretation of American political history as well as a meditation on the meaning of democracy in contemporary American life.

The Right to Vote

Author : Alexander Keyssar
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2009-06-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465005024

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A distinguished historian traces the history of American suffrage from an ethnic, gender, religious, and age perspective and documents the expansion and contraction of American democracy through the years, arguing that the primary impetus for promoting voting rights has been war and that the primary factors for delaying such rights have been class tension and conflict. Reprint.

The Right to Vote

Author : Alexander Keyssar
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2009-06-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465010141

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Book The Right to Vote Description/Summary:

Originally published in 2000, The Right to Vote was widely hailed as a magisterial account of the evolution of suffrage from the American Revolution to the end of the twentieth century. In this revised and updated edition, Keyssar carries the story forward, from the disputed presidential contest of 2000 through the 2008 campaign and the election of Barack Obama. The Right to Vote is a sweeping reinterpretation of American political history as well as a meditation on the meaning of democracy in contemporary American life.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Author : United States Commission on Civil Rights
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
Category : Voting
ISBN : UIUC:30112105088964

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The Fight to Vote

Author : Michael Waldman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-02-23
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781501116506

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Book The Fight to Vote Description/Summary:

Praised by the late John Lewis, this is the seminal book about the long and ongoing struggle to win voting rights for all citizens by the president of The Brennan Center, the leading organization on voter rights and election security, now newly revised to describe today’s intense fights over voting. As Rep. Lewis said, and recent events in state legislatures across the country demonstrate, the struggle for the right to vote is not over. In this “important and powerful” (Linda Greenhouse, former New York Times Supreme Court correspondent) book Michael Waldman describes the long struggle to extend the right to vote to all Americans. From the writing of the Constitution, and at every step along the way, as disenfranchised Americans sought this right, others have fought to stop them. Waldman traces this history from the Founders’ debates to today’s many restrictions: gerrymandering; voter ID laws; the flood of dark money released by conservative organizations; and the concerted effort in many state legislatures after the 2020 election to enact new limitations on voting. Despite the pandemic, the 2020 election had the highest turnout since 1900. In this updated edition, Waldman describes the nationwide effort that made this possible. He offers new insights into how Donald Trump’s false claims of fraud—“the Big Lie”—led to the January 6 insurrection and the fights over voting laws that followed one of the most dramatic chapters in the story of American democracy. As Waldman shows, this fight, sometimes vicious, has always been at the center of American politics because it determines the outcome of the struggle for power. The Fight to Vote is “an engaging, concise history…offering many useful reforms that advocates on both sides of the aisle should consider” (The Wall Street Journal).

The Embattled Vote in America

Author : Allan J. Lichtman
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2020-02-18
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780674244818

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Book The Embattled Vote in America Description/Summary:

Americans have died for the right to vote. Yet our democratic system guarantees no one, not even citizens, the opportunity to elect a government. Allan Lichtman calls attention to the founders’ greatest error—leaving the franchise to the discretion of individual states—and explains why it has triggered an unending struggle over voting rights.

The Right to Vote

Author : William Gillette
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2019-12-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781421432366

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Book The Right to Vote Description/Summary:

In short, the Fifteenth Amendment was not a radical document but rather was pushed by Republican moderates in an effort to consolidate their power.

Lillian's Right to Vote

Author : Jonah Winter
Publisher : Anne Schwartz Books
Release : 2015-07-14
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780385390309

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Book Lillian's Right to Vote Description/Summary:

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a “long haul up a steep hill” to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky—she sees her family’s history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first time. She sees her parents trying to register to vote. And she sees herself marching in a protest from Selma to Montgomery. Veteran bestselling picture-book author Jonah Winter and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Shane W. Evans vividly recall America’s battle for civil rights in this lyrical, poignant account of one woman’s fierce determination to make it up the hill and make her voice heard. "Moving.... Stirs up a potent mixture of grief, anger, and pride at the history of black people’s fight for access to the ballot box." —The New York Times "A much-needed picture book that will enlighten a new generation about battles won and a timely call to uphold these victories in the present." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A valuable introduction to and overview of the civil rights movement." —Publishers Weekly, Starred "An important book that will give you goose bumps." —Booklist, Starred

Amendment XV: Race and the Right to Vote

Author : Jeff Hay
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2009-05-29
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780737750621

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Book Amendment XV: Race and the Right to Vote Description/Summary:

The right to vote was not always granted to all Americans, which is a horrible blemish on American history, nevertheless this crucial right is held under the Fifteenth Amendment. Readers will examine its historical background, its challenges, and its successes. Readers will come to understand the necessity of ensuring voting rights in contemporary America.

Amendment XIX: Granting Women the Right to Vote

Author : Carrie Fredericks
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2009-02-13
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780737745870

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Book Amendment XIX: Granting Women the Right to Vote Description/Summary:

Editor Carrie Fredericks has compiled compelling essays and primary sources on the Nineteenth Amendment, which grants the right to vote to women. Essay sources include Frederick Douglass, Ellen DuBois, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The New York Times, The Associated Press, James E. Potter, and Gloria Steinem.

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?

Author : Alexander Keyssar
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2020-07-31
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780674974142

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Book Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? Description/Summary:

With every presidential election, Americans puzzle over the peculiar mechanism of the Electoral College. The author of the Pulitzer finalist The Right to Vote explains the enduring problem of this controversial institution. Every four years, millions of Americans wonder why they choose their presidents through the Electoral College, an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to become president and narrows campaigns to swing states. Most Americans would prefer a national popular vote, and Congress has attempted on many occasions to alter or scuttle the Electoral College. Several of these efforts—one as recently as 1970—came very close to winning approval. Yet this controversial system remains. Alexander Keyssar explains its persistence. After tracing the Electoral College’s tangled origins at the Constitutional Convention, he explores the efforts from 1800 to 2019 to abolish or significantly reform it, showing why each has thus far failed. Reasons include the tendency of political parties to elevate partisan advantage above democratic values, the difficulty of passing constitutional amendments, and, especially, the impulse to preserve white supremacy in the South, which led to the region’s prolonged backing of the Electoral College. The most common explanation—that small states have blocked reform for fear of losing influence—has only occasionally been true. Keyssar examines why reform of the Electoral College has received so little attention from Congress for the last forty years, as well as alternatives to congressional action such as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and state efforts to eliminate winner-take-all. In analyzing the reasons for past failures while showing how close the nation has come to abolishing the institution, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? offers encouragement to those hoping to produce change in the twenty-first century.

Women’s Suffrage

Author : Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2006-01-15
Category : History
ISBN : 1404201998

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Book Women’s Suffrage Description/Summary:

Discusses how women were treated before they had voting rights, what was being done to change the rights of women, and how it has changed in today's society.

Our Documents

Author : The National Archives
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2006-07-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9780198042273

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Book Our Documents Description/Summary:

Our Documents is a collection of 100 documents that the staff of the National Archives has judged most important to the development of the United States. The entry for each document includes a short introduction, a facsimile, and a transcript of the document. Backmatter includes further reading, credits, and index. The book is part of the much larger Our Documents initiative sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), National History Day, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the USA Freedom Corps.

The Voting Rights War

Author : Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-08-22
Category : Law
ISBN : 9781442266902

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Book The Voting Rights War Description/Summary:

The Voting Rights War tells the story of the courageous struggle to achieve voting equality through more than one hundred years of work by the NAACP at the Supreme Court. Readers take the journey for voting rights from slavery to the Plessy v. Ferguson case that legalized segregation in 1896 through today’s conflicts around voter suppression. The NAACP brought important cases to the Supreme Court that challenged obstacles to voting: grandfather clauses, all-White primaries, literacy tests, gerrymandering, vote dilution, felony disenfranchisement, and photo identification laws. This book highlights the challenges facing American voters, especially African Americans, the brave work of NAACP members, and the often contentious relationship between the NAACP and the Supreme Court. This book shows the human price paid for the right to vote and the intellectual stamina needed for each legal battle. The Voting Rights War follows conflicts on the ground and in the courtroom, from post-slavery voting rights and the formation of the NAACP to its ongoing work to gain a basic right guaranteed to every citizen. Whether through litigation, lobbying, or protest, the NAACP continues to play an unprecedented role in the battle for voting equality in America, fighting against prison gerrymandering, racial redistricting, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, and more. The Voting Rights War highlights the NAACP’s powerful contribution and legacy.

Whose Votes Count?

Author : Abigail M. Thernstrom
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1987
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 0674951956

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Book Whose Votes Count? Description/Summary:

Describes unexpected effects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, discusses election rights, modern politics, and voting districts, and looks at election issues of the future

Finish the Fight!

Author : Veronica Chambers,The Staff of the New York Times
Publisher : Versify
Release : 2020-08-18
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780358408307

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Book Finish the Fight! Description/Summary:

This exciting collaboration with the New York Times will reveal the untold stories of the diverse heroines who fought for the 19th amendment. On the 100th anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose courage helped change the fabric of America.

We Demand the Right to Vote

Author : Beth Crosby
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-08-03
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1734901004

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Book We Demand the Right to Vote Description/Summary:

We Demand the Right to Vote: The Journey to the 19th Amendment introduces readers to American women's civil rights movement known as "Women's Suffrage,"- women's 72-year struggle for social and political equality that culminated in their winning the right to vote. Written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, this historical account commences with Native American cultural influences and continues with women's conventions, arrests, trials, petitions, battles won, and those lost to reveal society's slow acceptance of women's involvement outside of their socially prescribed realm. Throughout the book's journey, enchanting graphic artwork visually illustrates the various pivotal moments chronicled in each chapter. We Demand the Right to Vote is an overview from the national perspective of this defining period in women's history. It's ideal for audiences of all ages - an enjoyable, beautiful, and rousing book worth further exploration.

Bending Toward Justice

Author : Gary May
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2013-04-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465050734

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Book Bending Toward Justice Description/Summary:

When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen from the polls through a combination of sheer terror and insidious devices such as complex literacy tests and expensive poll taxes. Most African Americans would remain voiceless for nearly a century more, citizens in name only until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act secured their access to the ballot. In Bending Toward Justice, celebrated historian Gary May describes how black voters overcame centuries of bigotry to secure and preserve one of their most important rights as American citizens. The struggle that culminated in the passage of the Voting Rights Act was long and torturous, and only succeeded because of the courageous work of local freedom fighters and national civil rights leaders -- as well as, ironically, the opposition of Southern segregationists and law enforcement officials, who won public sympathy for the voting rights movement by brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators. But while the Voting Rights Act represented an unqualified victory over such forces of hate, May explains that its achievements remain in jeopardy. Many argue that the 2008 election of President Barack Obama rendered the act obsolete, yet recent years have seen renewed efforts to curb voting rights and deny minorities the act's hard-won protections. Legal challenges to key sections of the act may soon lead the Supreme Court to declare those protections unconstitutional. A vivid, fast-paced history of this landmark piece of civil rights legislation, Bending Toward Justice offers a dramatic, timely account of the struggle that finally won African Americans the ballot -- although, as May shows, the fight for voting rights is by no means over.

A Look at the Nineteenth Amendment

Author : Helen Koutras Bozonelis
Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2008-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1598450670

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Book A Look at the Nineteenth Amendment Description/Summary:

Discusses the history of the women's suffrage amendment, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.