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Title Bending Toward Justice [electronic resource] : the Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy.
Author May, Gary, 1944-
Publication Washington : Basic Books, 2013.
Description 1 online resource (337 pages)
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Contents Prologue: The Most Powerful Instrument; 1. Planting the First Seed; 2. An Ideal Place; 3. ""Give Us the Ballot""; 4. Nothing Can Stop Us; 5. To the Promised Land; 6. The Die Is Cast; 7. Breaking Down Injustice; 8. Where the Votes Are; 9. The Struggle of a Lifetime; Acknoledgments; Notes; Index.
Summary When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen from the polls through a combination of sheer terror and insidious devices such as complex literacy tests and expensive poll taxes. Most African Americans would remain voiceless for nearly a century more, citizens in name only until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act secured their access to the ballot. In Bending Toward Just.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject African Americans -- Suffrage -- History.
Election law -- United States -- History.
Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States -- History.
United States.
United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- History.
Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States -- History.
Election law -- United States -- History.
LAW / Constitutional.
LAW / Public.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: May, Gary Bending Toward Justice : The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy Washington : Basic Books, c2013 9780465018468
ISBN 9780465050734 (electronic bk.)
0465050735 (electronic bk.)

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