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Stolen justice : the struggle for African American voting rights, Lawrence Goldstone ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr

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Stolen justice : the struggle for African American voting rights
Title
Stolen justice
Title remainder
the struggle for African American voting rights
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three Enforcement Acts, the impeachment of a president, and an army of occupation. Yet, even that was not enough to ensure that African American voices would be heard, or their lives protected. White supremacists loudly and intentionally prevented black Americans from voting -- and they were willing to kill to do so. In this vivid portrait of the systematic suppression of the African American vote, critically acclaimed author Lawrence Goldstone traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era through the eyes of incredible individuals, both heroic and barbaric, and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Though this is a story of America's past, Goldstone brilliantly draws direct links to today's creeping threats to suffrage in this important and, alas, timely book"--
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1947-
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Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
324.6/208996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 12+
  • Grades 9-12
LC call number
JK1924
LC item number
.G65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gates, Henry Louis
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Target audience
juvenile
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Label
Stolen justice : the struggle for African American voting rights, Lawrence Goldstone ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Interlude: precendent and politics
  • Equality by law: the Civil Rights Act of 1875
  • The uncertainty of language: United States v. Reese
  • Rutherfraud ascends, but not equal rights
  • The court giveth...: Strauder v. West Virgina
  • ...and the court taketh away: Virigina v. Rives
  • Bad science and big money
  • Strangling the constitution: the civil rights cases
  • The window cracks open: the curious incident of the Chinese laundry and equal protection
  • Corrupt redemption: the 1890 Mississippi constitution
  • Prologue: overthrow
  • The crusader: Williams v. Mississippi
  • The window slams shut: Giles v. Harris
  • Epilogue: stolen justice
  • Who votes?
  • Hodgepodge
  • Two amendments
  • ...and a third: equal rights comes to the ballot box
  • Power in black and white: the klan
  • To the court
  • Any way you slice it: the slaughter-house cases
Control code
on1091298495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxx, 257 pages
Isbn
9781338323481
Lccn
2019027535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091298495
Label
Stolen justice : the struggle for African American voting rights, Lawrence Goldstone ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Interlude: precendent and politics
  • Equality by law: the Civil Rights Act of 1875
  • The uncertainty of language: United States v. Reese
  • Rutherfraud ascends, but not equal rights
  • The court giveth...: Strauder v. West Virgina
  • ...and the court taketh away: Virigina v. Rives
  • Bad science and big money
  • Strangling the constitution: the civil rights cases
  • The window cracks open: the curious incident of the Chinese laundry and equal protection
  • Corrupt redemption: the 1890 Mississippi constitution
  • Prologue: overthrow
  • The crusader: Williams v. Mississippi
  • The window slams shut: Giles v. Harris
  • Epilogue: stolen justice
  • Who votes?
  • Hodgepodge
  • Two amendments
  • ...and a third: equal rights comes to the ballot box
  • Power in black and white: the klan
  • To the court
  • Any way you slice it: the slaughter-house cases
Control code
on1091298495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxx, 257 pages
Isbn
9781338323481
Lccn
2019027535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091298495

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