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Give Us The Ballot : : The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America

Berman, Ari. Book - 2015 324.62 Be None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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The second Emancipation -- The second Reconstruction -- The Southern strategy -- Hands that pick cotton -- The counterrevolution -- Challenging the consensus -- The realignment -- The counterrevolution (II) -- Old poison, new bottles -- After Shelby.
"On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a riveting and alarming account of the continuing battle over the right to vote The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power--over the right to vote, the central pillar of our democracy. A groundbreaking narrative history of voting rights since 1965, Give Us the Ballot tells the story of what happened after the act was passed. Through meticulous archival research, fresh interviews with the leading participants in the ongoing struggle, and incisive on-the-ground reporting, Ari Berman chronicles the transformative impact the act had on American democracy and investigates how the fight over the right to vote has continued in the decades since. From new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth, to cynical efforts to limit political representation by gerrymandering electoral districts, to the Supreme Court's recent stunning decision that declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself unconstitutional, to the efforts by the Justice Department and grassroots activists to counter these attacks, Berman tells the dramatic story of the pitched contest over the very heart of our democracy. At this important historical moment, Give Us the Ballot brings new insight to one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
"On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a riveting and alarming account of the continuing battle over Americans' right to vote"-- Provided by publisher.

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Great information submitted by Xris on July 8, 2017, 11:12pm The beginning was slow and a bit dry for me, because it was history I hadn't lived through, but the 80s and beyond were great to read about. The Voting Rights Act information is vital for people to know about. :)

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PUBLISHED
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: 372 pages ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780374158279
0374158274

SUBJECTS
United States.
Suffrage -- History -- 20th century.
Suffrage -- History -- 21st century.
Minorities -- Suffrage.