The Soldier Vote: War, Politics, and the Ballot in America

The Soldier Vote: War, Politics, and the Ballot in America

by Donald S. Inbody

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The Soldier Vote: War, Politics, and the Ballot in America by Donald S. Inbody

The Soldier Vote tells the story of how Americans in the armed forces gained the right to vote while away from home. The ability for deployed military personnel to cast a ballot was difficult and often vociferously resisted by politicians of both political parties. While progress has been made, significant challenges remain. Using newly obtained data about the military voter, The Soldier Vote challenges some widely held views about the nature of the military vote and how service personnel vote.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137519191
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/04/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Donald S. Inbody is Senior Lecturer of Political science at Texas State University, USA. He served at sea in the United States Navy for 28 years, retiring as a Captain. He holds a PhD in Government from the University of Texas. His research interests center on military voting behavior, particularly that of enlisted personnel. He and his wife, Jeannine, live in Buda, Texas.

Table of Contents

1. War, Politics, and the Soldier Vote: Some History
2. Civil War Partisanship: 1861-1862
3. Re-Electing Mr. Lincoln: 1863-1865
4. The Forgotten Soldier
5. World War II: Race & Politics
6. Federalizing the Vote: UOCAVA
7. Barriers and Disenfranchisement: The MOVE Act
8. American Civil-Military Relations
9. American Military Demographics
10. American Military Political Behavior
11. Conclusions: So What and Who Cares?'

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