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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, Ari Berman
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-351) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Give us the ballot
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
918994693
Responsibility statement
Ari Berman
Sub title
the modern struggle for voting rights in America
Summary
Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. In this narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law. The VRA is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement, and yet -- more than fifty years later -- the battles over race, representation, and political power continue, as lawmakers devise new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth, while the Supreme Court has declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional
Table Of 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
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