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The Most Fundamental Right: Contrasting Perspectives on the Voting Rights ACT

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Passed in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights movement, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) changed the face of the American electorate, dramatically increasing minority voting, especially in the South. While portions of the Act are permanent, certain provisions were set to expire in 2007. Reauthorization of these provisions passed by a wide margin in the House, and unanimously in the Senate, but the lopsided tally hid a deep and growing conflict. The Most Fundamental Right is an effort to understand the debate over the Act and its role in contemporary American democracy. Is the VRA the cornerstone of civil rights law that prevents unfair voting practices, or is it an anachronism that no longer serves American democracy? Divided into three sections, the book utilizes a point/counterpoint approach. Section 1 explains the legal and political context of the Act, providing important background for what follows; Section 2 pairs three debates concerning specific provisions or applications of the Act; while Section 3 offers commentaries on the previous chapters from attorneys with widely divergent viewpoints.

Synopsis:

"The initial impetus for this book was a forum on voting rights at the University of Utah in 2006."

About the Author

Daniel McCool is Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah and author (with Susan Olson and Jennifer Robinson) of Native Vote: American Indians, the Voting Rights Act, and the Right to Vote.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253001948
Author:
Adegbile, Debo P
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Adegbile, Debo P.
Author:
McCool, Daniel
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Elections
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
418
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.9 x 1 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Law » Election Law
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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