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The Resource Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America, Ari Berman

Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America, Ari Berman

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Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America
Title
Give us the ballot
Title remainder
the modern struggle for voting rights in America
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Ari Berman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Charts both the transformation of American democracy under the 1965 voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights from the act's inception to the present day
  • "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"--
  • "On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a riveting and alarming account of the continuing battle over Americans' right to vote"--
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Berman, Ari
Dewey number
324.6/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1846
LC item number
.B47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States.
  • Suffrage
  • Suffrage
  • Minorities
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
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Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America, Ari Berman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-351) and index
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First edition.
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1 online resource (372 pages)
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9780374711498
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0016371799
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Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America, Ari Berman
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (372 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780374711498
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0016371799
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bl2015032303
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