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

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… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (April 17, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 418 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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