One Person, No Vote

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Carol Anderson won the National Book Critics Circle Award for White Rage, her revelatory analysis of the nation’s systematic repression of African-American social and political gains. Her important new book, One Person, No Vote (Bloomsbury, $27), is an equally astute history of voter suppression in America. Examining both social and legal barriers, Anderson focuses on the 2013 Shelby ruling that effectively eviscerated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by invalidating two key provisions regarding federal preclearance. A professor and chair of African American studies at Emory, Anderson puts the ruling in the larger context of U.S. racism, traces the ruling’s immediate practical effects on voters, especially black voters in the South—subject to voter identification laws, voter roll purges, and gerrymandering—and proposes ways to redress this harmful decision.

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by), Dick Durbin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781635571370
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 11th, 2018

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