Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America

Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America

Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America

Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America


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Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today.

Author Tommy Jenkins identifies events and trends that led to the unprecedented results of the 2016 presidential election that left American political parties more estranged than ever. To balance these complex ideas and statistics, Kati Lacker’s original artistic style makes the book accessible for readers of all ages.

At a time when many citizens are experiencing challenges and apathy about voting and skepticism concerning our bitterly divided government, Drawing the Vote seeks to offer some explanation for how we got here and how every American can take action to make their vote count.

“Jenkins’s rousing work will inspire students to educate themselves on the issues—and, when the time comes, to vote early and often.” —School Library Journal

“A panoptic history of the vote that breaks down everything from gerrymandering to Americans for Prosperity’s dark influence, Drawing the Vote is a great pick for both adults and young Americans who want to understand what it means to be a voter.” —Shelf Awareness

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419739989
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 436,288
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tommy Jenkins is the humanities division chair at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina, and an associate professor of English. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword Martha S. Jones v

Preface vii

Timeline of Key Events in Us Voting History viii

Chapter 1 By the People, for the People 1

Chapter 2 The Birth of a Nation: 1776-1861 25

Chapter 3 United We Stand, Divided We Fall: 1865-1900 43

Chapter 4 Reclaiming Her Time! 1807-2016 63

Chapter 5 Jim Crow Strikes Back! 1890-1965 84

Chapter 6 A Move to the Left, a Move to the Right: 1963-2009 126

Chapter 7 Party All the Time: 2009-2016 142

Chapter 8 Divide and Conquer: 2010-Present 163

Epilogue. Every Vote Counts 187

Notes 192

Acknowledgments 198

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