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One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy

Most of us are well aware that there is something fundamentally broken about the way we vote, but not why. In 'One Person, No Vote', the author chronicles a timely, comprehensive, and powerful indictment of the history of brutal race-based vote suppression, and its many modern iterations - from voter ID requirements and voter purges to election fraud, and stolen elections. She also traces the related history of the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. All of this shows makes apparent the ways in which American elections are neither free no fair. -- Publisher description
Print Book, English, 2019
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Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, NY, 2019
xv, 349 pages ; 21 cm
9781635571394, 1635571391
Foreword / by Senator Dick Durbin
One. A history of disfranchisement
Two. Voter ID
Three. Voter roll purge
Four. Rigging the rules
Five. The resistance
Conclusion. At the crossroads of half slave, half free
Afterword. "We are going to warrior up"
"First published in the United States 2018. This paperback edition published 2019."--title page verso