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Author Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.

Title One person, no vote : how not all voters are treated equally / Carol Anderson, with Tonya Bolden.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.


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Edition YA edition.
Description 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "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. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election season"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 7-12.
Grade 7 to 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-258) and index.
Contents A history of disenfranchisement. Bubbles in a bar of soap ; Poll tax blues ; Only Democrats need apply ; And don't forget the matches ; Here comes the VRA ; The war on the VRA ; A "judicial coup d'├ętat" -- Voter ID. "A citizen no more" ; Florida fiasco, Missouri madness, Hoosier state horrors, and Georgia not so peachy keen ; Floodgates opened wide -- Voter roll purge. And Kemp saw dead people ; Exact match and crosscheck ; A sham and a scam ; "A national champion" -- Rigging the rules. Elbridge Gerry's salamander ; Of the Texas glock, the Georgia flat-cat road kill, and other aberrations ; Gill v. Whitford ; More dirty tricks -- The resistance. Sweet home Alabama? ; Of aborigines and illiterates ; "Selma, Lord, Selma" -- Conclusion. At the crossroads.
Subject African Americans -- Suffrage -- Juvenile literature.
Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Voting -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Voter registration -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Election law -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Race discrimination -- Political aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage.
Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States.
Voting -- United States.
Voter registration -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Election law -- United States.
Race discrimination -- Political aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Bolden, Tonya, author.
Other Form: Online version: Anderson, Carol, One person, no vote. New York : Bloomsbury, 2019. 9781547601530 (DLC) 2019980430
ISBN 9781547601073 (hardcover)
9781547601530 (ebook other)

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