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Voting Rights Under Fire.

By: Brown, Donathan.
Contributor(s): Clemons, Michael.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Racism in American Institutions: Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2015Description: 1 online resource (236 p.).ISBN: 9781440832482.Subject(s): African Americans--Suffrage | Election law--United States | Minorities--Suffrage--United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | Suffrage--United States | Voting--United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of ColorDDC classification: 324.6/208900973 LOC classification: KF4893Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Voter Identification Laws Then and Now; 1. Formulating Democracy: Development and Evolution of Voting Rights in America; 2. Felon Disenfranchisement and Voting Rights; 3. On the Birth of Voter Identification Laws: Crawford v. Marion County; 4. Controversy in the Keystone State: A Pennsylvania Story; 5. In Defense of Voter ID: Texas v. Holder and Shelby v. Holder; 6. Conclusion: Current Trends in Voter ID Laws and Felon Disenfranchisement; Epilogue: A Note on Majority-Minority Growth
Appendix: Current Voter ID Policy SnippetsBibliography; Index
Summary: Why does race play such a discursive role when it comes to the ""right to vote""? Lawmakers are continuing to propose changes to voting rights policies that directly impact African Americans and the emerging Latino electorate. Ranging from issues like voter identification laws, accusations of voter fraud, and voting rights for convicted felons, this single-volume provides an in-depth analysis regarding the various racial dimensions embedded in cases of public policy. By highlighting the origination and evolution of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Voting Rights under Fire: The Continuing St
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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Voter Identification Laws Then and Now; 1. Formulating Democracy: Development and Evolution of Voting Rights in America; 2. Felon Disenfranchisement and Voting Rights; 3. On the Birth of Voter Identification Laws: Crawford v. Marion County; 4. Controversy in the Keystone State: A Pennsylvania Story; 5. In Defense of Voter ID: Texas v. Holder and Shelby v. Holder; 6. Conclusion: Current Trends in Voter ID Laws and Felon Disenfranchisement; Epilogue: A Note on Majority-Minority Growth

Appendix: Current Voter ID Policy SnippetsBibliography; Index

Why does race play such a discursive role when it comes to the ""right to vote""? Lawmakers are continuing to propose changes to voting rights policies that directly impact African Americans and the emerging Latino electorate. Ranging from issues like voter identification laws, accusations of voter fraud, and voting rights for convicted felons, this single-volume provides an in-depth analysis regarding the various racial dimensions embedded in cases of public policy. By highlighting the origination and evolution of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Voting Rights under Fire: The Continuing St

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Brown (Ithaca Coll., NY) and Clemons (Old Dominion Univ., VA) have produced a thought-provoking addition to the "Racism in American Institutions" series. Writing in a balanced, insightful, and objective manner, the authors not only highlight past and present racial dimensions that have affected voting rights but also illustrate how past actions continue to guide current controversies. The book comprises an introduction, six chapters on significant aspects of racism in voting, and an epilog of the possible role of race in future elections. Segments range in length from 12 to 34 pages, giving the authors ample space to address specific topics. Three areas are emphasized: the development of voting rights, felon disenfranchisement, and voter ID laws and policy. At the core of the book are several legislative and judicial analyses with a particular emphasis on landmark court cases Applewhite v. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, and Shelby v. Holder. As a result of their detailed and reasoned inquiry, Brown and Clemons have convincingly argued that race has been and remains a pivotal factor in the politics of and rhetoric concerning U.S. voting rights. VERDICT A timely and well-written work on an important topic for general readers, senior high school students, and college undergraduates.-Rob Tench, Old Dominion Univ. Lib., Norfolk, VA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Donathan L. Brown , PhD, is associate professor and editor of the Journal of Race and Policy in the Department of Communication Studies at Ithaca College.</p> <p> Michael L. Clemons , PhD, is associate professor and founding editor of the Journal of Race and Policy in the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.</p>

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