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The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States

The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States

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The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States


ISBN: 0465005020

🌟 Dive into the riveting journey of voting rights in the United States with "The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States." This book is a treasure trove of historical insights, detailing the tumultuous path toward achieving voting equality. From the early days of the republic to the modern era, this book covers it all!

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  • "A must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of voting rights in America!"
  • "Incredibly detailed and well-researched. It brings the history of democracy in the U.S. to life!"
  • "This book is a powerful reminder of the struggles and triumphs in the fight for voting rights."

Special Features:

  • Historical Depth: Explore the early restrictions in colonial America, where voting was often limited to property owners and tax-payers.
  • Civil Rights Movement: Delve into the significant milestones like the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which marked a pivotal moment in the fight against racial discrimination in voting.
  • Contemporary Challenges: Understand the ongoing debates and legal battles that continue to shape the American electoral landscape today.

Key Highlights:

  • Women's Suffrage: Learn about the long battle for women's voting rights, culminating in the 19th Amendment in 1920.
  • African American Voting Rights: From post-Civil War amendments to the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, trace the steps toward racial equality in voting.
  • Youth Vote: Discover how the Vietnam War era spurred the successful push to lower the voting age to 18 with the 26th Amendment.

Product Specifications:

  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Type: Hardcover
  • Pages: 496
  • Dimensions: 9.55 x 6.46 x 1.57 inches
  • Weight: 1.85 pounds

🌟 Whether you're a history buff, a student, or simply a curious reader, this book offers a comprehensive and engaging look at the complex history of voting rights in America. It's not just a recount of past events but a reflection on the ongoing struggle for democracy and equality.

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Grab your copy today and be inspired by the stories of courage and determination that have shaped the American democratic experience. This isn't just history; it's inspiration to participate in the democratic process and help shape the future!
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