Review: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Berman provides a comprehensive history of the Voting Rights Act from the challenges to get it passed to the most recent court cases that negatively impacting this monumental and essential legislature that protects voting rights of millions of Americans. I was impressed with Berman's tracing of different political leaders and organizations that were constantly working (some in support, some in attempts to undermine) and equally impressed to see how this explains the significant shifts in politics between Democrats and Republicans over the course of the 20th century. If you're looking to better understand the nature of race-related politics, the inequity of American politics, and the lingering institutional forces that still create a racial divide--this book provides a great lens to examine these issues.

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