eBook Voting Rights Act of 1965, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0780811240
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811249
  • DDC: 324.620973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 244 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the passage of this landmark legislation, as well as background information on the principal figures involved in this pivotal episode in U.S. history. The preparation and arrangement of this volume - and all other books in the Defining Moments series - reflect an emphasis on providing a thorough and objective account of events that shaped our nation, presented in an easy-to-use reference work.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is divided into three primary sections. The first, the Narrative Overview, provides a detailed, factual account of the events that led to the signing of the historic bill. The second section, Biographies, provides valuable biographical background on leading individuals associated with the voting rights campaign. And the third section, Primary Sources, collects essential documents that illuminate how the Voting Rights Act progressed from dream to reality.