Along Racial Lines (Studies in Law and Politics Series): Consequences of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Along Racial Lines (Studies in Law and Politics Series): Consequences of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

by David Michael Hudson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820439223

ISBN-13: 9780820439228

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Along Racial Lines fully explores the legislative and legal history, scope, impact, and implications of voting rights law in the United States. David Michael Hudson examines the history of minority elective franchise since the Constitution, explaining legislative changes while focusing on the actions and impacts of the courts. The work concentrates on court

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Along Racial Lines fully explores the legislative and legal history, scope, impact, and implications of voting rights law in the United States. David Michael Hudson examines the history of minority elective franchise since the Constitution, explaining legislative changes while focusing on the actions and impacts of the courts. The work concentrates on court interpretations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its amendments. To give readers a greater understanding of the effects of the act, the author plunges deeply into the history, society, and lives of three communities, representing each of three major American minority groups. The story of Dallas, Texas, tells of the struggle of blacks for representation in city government. The story of Dade County, Florida, depicts the power of voter participation as Hispanic immigrants assumed political control. Finally, the history of the Navajo Reservation in Arizona portrays enhancements to the political influence of the largest Native American tribe in North America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820439228
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
Studies in Law and Politics, #2
Pages:
273

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction1
Ch. 1Voting Rights - The Issues5
Ch. 2Voting Rights and The Constitution9
Ch. 3History15
Ch. 4Voting Rights Act of 196553
Ch. 5The Amendments of 197081
Ch. 6The Amendments of 1975109
Ch. 7The Amendments of 1982137
Ch. 8The Unraveling?211
Ch. 9Conclusions221
References235
Case References239
Notes243
Index269

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