The fight to vote
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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9781501116490, 1501116495, 9781501116483, 1501116487
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xiv, 368 pages ; 24 cm
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Adult Nonfiction
324.62 WAL
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501116490, 1501116495, 9781501116483, 1501116487

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-353) and index.
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Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on "the consent of the governed." From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders' debates to today's challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. Americans are proud of our democracy. But today that system seems to be under siege, and the right to vote has become the fight to vote. In fact, that fight has always been at the heart of our national story, and raucous debates over how to expand democracy have always been at the center of American politics. At first only a few property owners could vote. Over two centuries, working class white men, former slaves, women, and finally all Americans won the right to vote. The story goes well beyond voting rules to issues of class, race, political parties, and campaign corruption. It's been raw, rowdy, a fierce, and often rollicking struggle for power. Waldman's The Fight to Vote is a compelling story of our struggle to uphold our most fundamental democratic ideals.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Waldman, M. (2016). The fight to vote (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Waldman, Michael, 1960-. 2016. The Fight to Vote. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Waldman, Michael, 1960-. The Fight to Vote Simon & Schuster, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Waldman, Michael. The Fight to Vote First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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