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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 An excellent description of the history of the Voting Rights Act and the profound threats facing the rights for all eligible citizens to vote While it can be a depressing re

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Give Us the Ballot The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

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 eff Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom realizing that true democracy was both unrealistic and unworkable chose as the model of our government a republic whereby power resides

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Orts 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 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 After the President Elect s comments about voter fraud I can think of few issues important for all citizens to understand This book is essential reading for those concerned


10 thoughts on “Give Us the Ballot The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

  1. says:

    This is one of those books that I have no idea how to review but there will probably be colorful language Just sayin' It was so good so informative and interesting and maddening and frustrating and outrageous and nauseating and dishea

  2. says:

    If you weren’t already in complete despair after reading Dark Money this should finish the job Detailed history of Republican actions since the early nineties to restrict voting rights and the conservative Supreme Court

  3. says:

    An excellent description of the history of the Voting Rights Act and the profound threats facing the rights for all eligible citizens to vote While it can be a depressing read especially if the reader lived through the civil and voting rights battles of the 1960s this is a book that demands reading as the movement to restrict voting rights continues to gain momentum I recommend it highly

  4. says:

    Should be mandatory reading for everyone in advance of voting this election cycle Key takeaway TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY VOTING

  5. says:

    Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom realizing that true democracy was both unrealistic and unworkable chose as the model of our government a republic whereby power resides in elected representatives given authority by the citizenry that elected them Under this model of government the most vital and important tool is the VoteHistory is awash in the blood of patriots who have fought and died for the Vote and yet today sixteen ye

  6. says:

    This book is about the Voting Rights Act enacted in 1965 to prohibit racial discrimination in voting The VRA was amended in 1970 1975 1982 and 2006 While the original intention of the Act was to ensure minorities would be able to register AN

  7. says:

    After the President Elect's comments about voter fraud I can think of few issues important for all citizens to understand This book is essential reading for those concerned about voting rights

  8. says:

    This book is an onslaught Berman in meticulous detail walks the reader through the history of the fight surrounding voting rights in modern times From the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 up through the present day he follows the ups and downs of the movement to secure the rights supposedly guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments I think this book will make you angryreal angry But it might leave you with hope too And

  9. says:

    Well This was timely and depressing Voter suppression is foul and should be repudiated by both parties

  10. says:

    I heard this journalist author on NPR's Fresh Air 3 days ago Berman indicated that after the US entered WW2 the IRS shared contact info with US Immigration which resulted in thousands of Japanese Americans being placed in US prison camps Even though the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor this didn't make all Americans of Japanese heritage treasonous The author stated the courts struck down 'old style' USvoter su

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