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Voting Rights in America: Primary Documents in Context
 

Voting Rights in America: Primary Documents in Context (EPUB ebook)

Edited by King, Bridgett A.

Through primary sources, this volume examines the history, evolution, and major contemporary controversies associated with voting rights in the United States, devoting particular attention to demographic groups including women, young people, people of color, and poor people.Votin...g is often described as the central pillar of American democracy. Yet at various points in the history of the United States, the franchise was kept away from people without landholdings, women, black people, and young members of the armed forces who were nonetheless deemed old enough to risk their lives in the defense of their nation. Even today, many observers contend that the right to vote is being eroded by a pernicious combination of political and social factors. This work uses primary sources, in concert with broad, context-setting historical overviews and an illuminating introduction to each document, to examine the full scope and importance of the struggle for voting rights in America. Coverage ranges from major historical landmarks such as women's suffrage, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the heavily contested Bush-Gore presidential election of 2000 to documents that examine current controversies about alleged voter suppression, claims of voter fraud, Russian interference in American elections, and the impact of Supreme Court decisions past and present on the constitutional right to vote. Includes essential and illuminating primary sources on the past, present, and future of voting in AmericaReflects the perspectives of activists, journalists, and ordinary Americans as well as presidents, senators, and Supreme Court justicesProvides context for understanding the impact of each featured document in informative headnotesOffers authoritative overviews of historical eras in which major changes to voting took place
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ISBN 9781440871559
Published 25 Nov 2019
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781440871559
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint ABC-CLIO
Released 25 Nov 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) Edited by King, Bridgett A.
Category Politics & Government
Conservatism & Right-Of-Centre Democratic Ideologies
Elections & Referenda
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Law
English law: election law
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 342.73072
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Suffrage - United States - History
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade

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