Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America

Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America


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How the history of American voting rights has shaped the way we vote today

Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, 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. Throughout the book, the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419739989
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 258,678
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. Kati Lacker is an illustrator, designer, and screen printer currently living in Brooklyn. This is her first graphic novel.

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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