Voting and the spirit of American democracy

Voting and the spirit of American democracy

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This overview of the historical development of the right to vote is the first to appear in over twenty years. Writing in a succinct and lively manner, leading historians and political scientists trace the history of American voting from the colonial period to the present, incorporating the latest scholarship on suffrage reform, woman suffrage, black voting rights, and electoral participation. They explain how voting practices changed over time as the result of broad historical forces such as economic growth, demographic shifts, the results of war, and the rise of political reform movements. By viewing voting within a broad historical context, this book distinguishes itself from narrow, specialized studies, making it a valuable volume for students and general readers.essays on the history of voting and voting rights in America Donald Wayne Rogers, Christine Brendel Scriabine. promise of eliminating property requirements for voting. Then, following the Civil War, the Republican party sponsored theanbsp;...

Title:Voting and the spirit of American democracy
Author:Donald Wayne Rogers, Christine Brendel Scriabine
Publisher:Univ of Illinois Pr - 1992-03-01


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