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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
Statement of responsibility
Ari Berman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
Summary
In 1965, the Voting Rights Act transformed election demographics in the United States. African Americans in the South began voting, running for office, and being elected for the first time since the Reconstruction period after the Civil War. Journalist Ari Berman compellingly details the act's history and also describes the recent "counterrevolution" against the VRA, in which dozens of state legislatures have passed measures making it more difficult to register and vote. Including views from different sides of the debate on voting restrictions, he presents a balanced but still revealing report on a wide variety of measures that have the potential to influence election results. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
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10438111
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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
bibliography
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True
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  • United States.
  • Suffrage
  • Minorities
Target audience
adult
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the modern struggle for voting rights in America
Label
Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America, Ari Berman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374158279
Lccn
2015004989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904801086
  • (OCoLC)ocn904801086
  • 462043
Label
Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America, Ari Berman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374158279
Lccn
2015004989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904801086
  • (OCoLC)ocn904801086
  • 462043

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