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The Way We Vote: The Local Dimension of American Suffrage

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To a degree unique among democracies, the United States has always placed responsibility for running national elections in the hands of county, city, and town officials. The Way We Vote explores the causes and consequences of America's localized voting system, explaining its historical development and its impact on American popular sovereignty and democratic equality.

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Overview

To a degree unique among democracies, the United States has always placed responsibility for running national elections in the hands of county, city, and town officials. The Way We Vote explores the causes and consequences of America's localized voting system, explaining its historical development and its impact on American popular sovereignty and democratic equality.

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Editorial Reviews

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His book is an impressive piece of scholarship, worthy of attention from specialists interested in elections administration and US electoral history. Highly recommended.
--Choice

Ewald has created a tool for all of us to more fully understand our civic duties.
--ForeWord

..an important work in the field of elections.
--electionlineWeekly

""The Way We Vote is valuable both in its effort to use American suffrage as a case for the expansion of the denotation of political development, and for its provision of a concise history of voting in the United States. It offers a variety of audiences, from political development scholars, to political science students, to curious voters, a concise, well-argued, and highly readable text. It is a solid addition to the existing literature on voting in America."
--The Political Science Quarterly

Historians must draw upon his comprehensive synthesis of various literatures and debates.
--Brian K. Pinaire, Lehigh

A must read for students of American elections and election law.
--Rick Hasen, Loyola Law School, author of The Supreme Court and Election Law

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826516541
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Alec C. Ewald is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont.
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Table of Contents

1 "Times, places, and manner" : early American voting 17

2 "Who shall create the voter" : the late nineteenth century 48

3 "To promote the exercise of that right" : the twentieth century 72

4 Mediated popular sovereignty : local suffrage practices and American self-rule 94

5 Exclusion, equality, and the local dimension of American suffrage 120

Conclusion 151

Notes 159

Index 221

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