Voting Rights on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

Voting Rights on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

by Charles L. Zelden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872207412

ISBN-13: 9780872207417

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

At various times in U.S. history, the right to vote has been granted or denied on the basis of such criteria as wealth, gender, ethnicity, and race. Through both analysis and documentation, this volume introduces the reader to the history of vote denial and dilution and the landmark court opinions that both created and ended these practices.

Four narrative

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Overview

At various times in U.S. history, the right to vote has been granted or denied on the basis of such criteria as wealth, gender, ethnicity, and race. Through both analysis and documentation, this volume introduces the reader to the history of vote denial and dilution and the landmark court opinions that both created and ended these practices.

Four narrative chapters survey voting rights from colonial times to the 2000 presidential election, focus on key court cases, and discuss the prospects for voting rights in the new century. An extensive collection of key documents is provided, along with a glossary of names, events, and concepts; a chronology; a table of cases cited; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207417
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Historical Background39
Cases89
Impact and Legacy161
Documents185
Key People, Laws, and Concepts267
Chronology293
Table of Cases315
Annotated Bibliography319
Index331
About the Author349

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