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The fight to vote, Michael Waldman

Label
The fight to vote
Title
The fight to vote
Statement of responsibility
Michael Waldman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traced the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current day. Now in The Fight to Vote, Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on "the consent of the governed." From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders' debates to today's challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. Americans are proud of our democracy. But today that system seems to be under siege, and the right to vote has become the fight to vote. In fact, that fight has always been at the heart of our national story, and raucous debates over how to expand democracy have always been at the center of American politics. At first only a few property owners could vote. Over two centuries, working class white men, former slaves, women, and finally all Americans won the right to vote. The story goes well beyond voting rules to issues of class, race, political parties, and campaign corruption. It's been raw, rowdy, a fierce, and often rollicking struggle for power. Waldman's The Fight to Vote is a compelling story of our struggle to uphold our most fundamental democratic ideals
Summary
The president of a nonpartisan law and policy institute at NYU describes the fight for the right to vote and the historical, and ongoing, efforts by some to making voting difficult for the elderly, the poor and the young
Storyline
Writing style
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10470293
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldman, Michael
Dewey number
324.6/20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Suffrage
  • Suffrage
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The fight to vote, Michael Waldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1499687
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9781501116483
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501116483
  • (OCoLC)913303854
Label
The fight to vote, Michael Waldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1499687
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9781501116483
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501116483
  • (OCoLC)913303854

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