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The African American electorate : a statistical history

Author: Hanes Walton; Sherman C Puckett; Donald Richard Deskins
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : CQ Press, ©2012.
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"How have African Americans voted over time? What types of candidates and issues have been effective in drawing people to vote? These are just two of the questions that The African American Electorate: A Statistical History attempts to answer by bringing together all of the extant, fugitive and recently discovered registration data on African-American voters from Colonial America to the present. This pioneering work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hanes Walton; Sherman C Puckett; Donald Richard Deskins
ISBN: 9780872895089 0872895084
OCLC Number: 462906646
Awards: Winner of Library Journal Best Reference Source Award 2012.
Description: 2 volumes (xxxii, 918, 22 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Volume 1: Introduction --
The state of African American election data --
The literature on the African American electorate --
The African American electorate in the colonial era, 1610-1773 --
The African American electorate in the revolutionary era, 1774-1789 --
The electoral context in antebellum America, 1788-1861: the impact of the three-fifths clause --
The African American electorate in antebellum and Civil War America, 1788-1867 --
The reversal of African American suffrage rights prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1788-1870 --
Suffrage referenda prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1846-1870 --
Voting behavior of the African American electorate prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1788-1870 --
The first African American nominees and public office holders, 1776-1870 --
The National Equal Rights League --
The Civil War election and the African American Soldeirs' Vote, 1864 --
African American voter registration and turnout in 1867 southern state elections: the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Military Reconstruction Acts --
African American voting behavior in the first presidential and congressional elections after the abolition of slavery in the south, 1868 and 1872 --
African American voting behavior in the first presidential and congressional elections after the abolition of slavery in the border, midwest, and far west states, 1868 and 1872 --
African American voting behavior in subsequent elections through disenfranchisement, 1868-1920 --
African American voting and non-voting behavior in the era of disenfranchisement (1888-1908) and beyond --
The Lodge Bill and beyond: proposed federal supervision of federal elections in the south, 1861-1921 --
Aftrican American voters and electoral empowerment in the North, 1876-1944: a mobilizer of the re-enfrancisement drive in the South --
The enfranchisement of African American women, 1669-1921 --
The Electoral Revolt of African American voters in 1920-1921 and beyond. Volume 2: African American registration and voting in the south, 1920-1944 --
African American registration and voting in the south, 1944-1965 --
Rare African American registration and voting data: episodic events from the 1920s-1964 --
The 1965 Voting Rights Act, expansions and renewals, 1970, 1975, 1982, 1992, and 2006 --
Felon and ex-felon disenfranchisement: the newest technique of vote dilution and candidate diminution --
African American voting rights in a historic presidential election: the 2008 election of President Barack Obama --
Summary and Conclusions.
Responsibility: Hanes Walton, Sherman C. Puckett, Donald R. Deskins.

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