Voting Rights in America: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Richard A. Glenn
  • Kyle L. Kreider
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  • ISBN-10: 1440870934
  • ISBN-13: 9781440870934
  • DDC: 324.6
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book chronicles voting rights in the United States, from the colonial period to the present. Following a historical overview is an examination of current controversies in addition to profiles of key persons and reprint important documents. The book also includes a perspectives chapter featuring ten original essays on various topics related to voting rights, as well as an annotated bibliography and chronology. The variety of resources provided, such as further reading, perspective essays about voting rights, a timeline, and useful terms in the voting rights discourse, allow this book to stand out from others in the field. It is intended for readers at the high school through community college levels, along with adult readers who are interested in the topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Voting Rights in America.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: The Supreme Court's Decisions on Representation: An Unfinished Revolution.
4: Felon Disenfranchisement.
5: Voter Fraud: Real or Imagined?.
6: Voter ID.
7: The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
8: Partisan Gerrymandering.
9: Electoral College Reform.
10: Noncitizen Voting.
11: Online Voting.
12: Americans' Views on Voting Rights.
13: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
14: Data.
15: Documents.
About the Authors.