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The embattled vote in America : from the founding to the present

Author: Allan J Lichtman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans have died for the right to vote. Yet our democratic system guarantees no one, not even citizens, the opportunity to elect a government. Allan Lichtman calls attention to the founders' greatest error--leaving the franchise to the discretion of individual states--and explains why it has triggered an unending struggle over voting rights.--
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan J Lichtman
ISBN: 9780674972360 0674972368
OCLC Number: 1028592319
Description: xi, 315 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Voters and non-voters --
The founding father's mistake --
A white man's republic --
Constructing and deconstructing the vote --
Votes for women --
The absent voter --
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 --
The new wars over the vote --
Reforming American voting --
Conclusion: The embattled vote.
Responsibility: Allan J. Lichtman.

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Most compelling is the author's extensive experience in voting rights cases over the last four decades, providing first-hand accounts of the ongoing battles to attain a voice in our democracy. His Read more...

 
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