State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and Their Modern Implications

State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and Their Modern Implications

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Overview

State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and Their Modern Implications by M. Smith, K. Anderson, C. Rackaway

State Voting Laws in America documents changing views on voting rights, emphasizing court rulings which shaped our understanding of what constitutes a legitimate right to vote.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349504664
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/07/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 87
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Political Science at Emporia University, USA. He also writes a monthly newspaper column that appears in the Wichita Eagle and several smaller Kansas newspapers, and he appears regularly on the television show 'This Week in Kansas,' and the author of Bringing Representation Home: State Legislators Among Their Constituencies.

Kevin Anderson is the author of Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African-American Politics (2010). He has also co-authored a book chapter on political candidates who die during campaigns, plus numerous conference presentations.

Chapman Rackaway has authored numerous textbooks, articles, and book chapters. Rackaway has published co-authored articles in PS: Political Science and Politics and Journal of Politics, in addition to the book Communicating Politics Online. Rackaway writes a monthly newspaper column for the Wichita Eagle, and appears regularly on the television show 'This Week in Kansas'.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. Introduction PART I: SOWING THE SEEDS 2. The Limited Definition of Citizenship 3. Abolition and the Right to Self-Determination PART II: CIVIL WAR, RECONSTRUCTION, AND RETRENCHMENT 4. The 1876 Election and the Minor Ruling: Era of Retrenchment PART III: MACHINES, PROGRESSIVES, AND WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE 5. The Progressives: Fighting Fraud, Suppressing Turnout 6. The Suffragettes and the 19th Amendment PART IV: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND THE STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION 7. The Civil Rights Era 8. The 1970s: Mixed Results Upon Implementation 9. Motor Voter and HAVA PART V: A NEW ERA OF RETRENCHMENT? 10. Empirical Studies of Voting Laws 11. Voter Fraud? 12. The 2012 Laws in the Courts 13. After Shelby County 14. A Return to Expanded Voting? 15. Tightened Voting Laws and Turnout 16. Results 17. Conclusion and Policy Recommendations Bibliography Appendix: Kris Kobach, The Man Behind the Laws

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