One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

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Overview

As featured in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award Finalist, Longlisted for the National Book Award, NPR Politics Podcast Book Club Choice
Best Books of the Year—Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Bustle, NYPL

From the award-winning, NYT bestselling author of White Rage, the startling—and timely—history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin, now with a new afterword by the author.


In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. In a powerful new afterword, she examines the repercussions of the 2018 midterm elections. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635571394
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 184,739
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of White Rage, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bourgeois Radicals, and Eyes off the Prize. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword Senator Dick Durbin xiii

1 A History of Disfranchisement 1

2 Voter ID 44

3 Voter Roll Purge 72

4 Rigging the Rules 96

5 The Resistance 121

Conclusion. At the Crossroads of Half Slave, Half Free 149

Afterword. "We Are Going to Warrior Up" 159

Acknowledgments 197

Resources 199

Notes 203

Index 333

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