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State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and Their Modern Implications


ISBN13: 9781137492654
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £47.00



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State Voting Laws in America documents changing views on voting rights, emphasizing court rulings which shaped our understanding of what constitutes a legitimate right to vote.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Table of Contents
1. Introduction

PART I: SOWING THE SEEDS
2. The Limited Definition of Citizenship
3. Abolition and the Right to Self-Determination

PART II: CIVIL WAR, RECONSTRUCTION, AND RETRENCHMENT
4. The 1876 Election and the Minor Ruling: Era of Retrenchment

PART III: MACHINES, PROGRESSIVES, AND WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
5. The Progressives: Fighting Fraud, Suppressing Turnout
6. The Suffragettes and the 19th Amendment

PART IV: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND THE STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION
7. The Civil Rights Era
8. The 1970s: Mixed Results Upon Implementation 9. Motor Voter and HAVA

PART V: A NEW ERA OF RETRENCHMENT?
10. Empirical Studies of Voting Laws
11. Voter Fraud?
12. The 2012 Laws in the Courts
13. After Shelby County 14. A Return to Expanded Voting?
15. Tightened Voting Laws and Turnout 16. Results
17. Conclusion and Policy Recommendations

Bibliography
Appendix: Kris Kobach, The Man Behind the Laws