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The right to vote : the contested history of democracy in the United States

Author: Alexander Keyssar
Publisher: New York : Basic Books ; [Plymouth] : [Plymbridge] (distributor), 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this text, an esteemed historian offers a re-thinking of the path America has taken toward its goal of universal suffrage.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Keyssar
ISBN: 0465029698 9780465029693 046502968X 9780465029686
OCLC Number: 46847735
Notes: Reprinted with a new afterword: "The right to vote and Election 2000."
Awards: Short-listed for L.A. Times Book Prize (History) 2000
Runner-up for Pulitzer Prize History Category 2001
Description: xxiv, 479 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: The road to partial democracy. In the beginning --
Democracy ascendant --
Backsliding and sideslipping --
Part II: Narrowing the portals. Know-nothings, radicals, and redeemers --
The redemption of the north --
Women's suffrage --
Part III: Toward universal suffrage and beyond. The quiet years --
Breaking barriers --
Conclusion : the project of democracy --
Afterword: The right to vote and Election 2000.
Responsibility: Alexander Keyssar.

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