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The Resource Keeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American voters, Frances Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, Margaret Groarke

Keeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American voters, Frances Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, Margaret Groarke

Label
Keeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American voters
Title
Keeping down the black vote
Title remainder
race and the demobilization of American voters
Statement of responsibility
Frances Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, Margaret Groarke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, the Republican party, the Bush administration, and the conservative movement have made strategies to demobilize likely Democratic voters a key campaign tactic, even overshadowing the Republican efforts to mobilize the Republican party's base. From misinformation campaigns, new voter ID rules, and inordinately long lines at the polls to sloppy and inaccurate registration records and the abuse of felon disenfranchisement laws, party efforts to suppress voters have become the under-the-radar dynamic determining American elections. Keeping Down the Black Vote reveals that the effort to rig the system is not all that new. Party competition in America has frequently taken the form of blocking voters in the opposition, and race has often been at the heart of the game." "In this sharply argued new book, three of America's leading experts on party politics and elections revisit gripping stories of the rise of black voting power in the cities, including Harold Washington's historic bid for mayor of Chicago in 1983, and trace the voter suppression tactics that have been employed to counteract the contemporary mobilization of black voters across the nation over the last twenty-five years. Today, over forty years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 demolished bars to voting for African Americans, the effort to prevent black people - as well as Latinos and the poor in general - from voting is resurging. New tactics to suppress the vote are invented, and old tactics are revived, ironically usually under the mantle of "election reform." Despite the historic election of an African American president, the dynamics of vote suppression and the methods rooted in the encumbering system of electoral administration still exist." "With clear analysis of the methods of contemporary voter suppression, Keeping Down the Black Vote is a plea for a system of election administration that fosters the most basic right in a democracy - the right to vote."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piven, Frances Fox
Dewey number
324.6/208996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1924
LC item number
.P68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Minnite, Lorraine Carol
  • Groarke, Margaret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Voting
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Voting
  • United States
  • Wahl
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • Afroamericanos
  • Afroamericanos
  • Voto
  • Elecciones
  • Elecciones
  • Discriminación racial
  • Afroamericanos
  • Pobres
  • Afroamericanos
  • Racismo
Label
Keeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American voters, Frances Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, Margaret Groarke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008036014.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-258) 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
The party logic of voter demobilization -- Race and party competition in post-World War II America -- Black voting power in the cities -- Party resistance to national voter registration reform -- Beyond race? The parties search for a third way -- Keeping down the vote: the contemporary revival of vote Suppression tactics
Control code
ocn244246639
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781595583543
Lccn
2008036014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o244246639
  • (OCoLC)244246639
Label
Keeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American voters, Frances Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, Margaret Groarke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008036014.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-258) 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
The party logic of voter demobilization -- Race and party competition in post-World War II America -- Black voting power in the cities -- Party resistance to national voter registration reform -- Beyond race? The parties search for a third way -- Keeping down the vote: the contemporary revival of vote Suppression tactics
Control code
ocn244246639
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781595583543
Lccn
2008036014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o244246639
  • (OCoLC)244246639

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