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Title Voting rights in America : continuing the quest for full participation / Mary Frances Berry ... [and others] ; edited by Karen McGill Arrington & William L. Taylor.

Published Washington, D.C. : Leadership Conference Education Fund : Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, [1992]


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 UniM Bail  324.620973 VOTI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Notes "Including an essay by Bill Clinton."
Includes papers presented at LCEF's conference in 1988.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This volume presents an edited collection of twelve papers from a conference hosted by the Leadership Conference Education Fund on '200 Years of Expanding the Franchise.' The authors, noted scholars, elected officials, advocates, and community leaders, include Bill Clinton, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Damon J. Keith, historian Mary Frances Berry, political scientist Charles V. Hamilton, and others. The volume explores the history of voting rights, beginning with the debates on the franchise at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the compromises that left minorities and women without the vote. It discusses the Civil War Amendments and the long struggle to improve our democratic system through eight more amendments regarding voting rights. Finally, it examines the judicial and legislative victories that have been the means for expansion of the franchise and the contemporary struggles to bring all Americans into full electoral participation. Co-published with the Leadership Conference Education Fund.
Other author Berry, Mary Frances.
Arrington, Karen McGill.
Taylor, William L., 1931-2010.
Leadership Conference Education Fund.
Subject African Americans -- Suffrage -- History -- Congresses.
Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
Voter registration -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
ISBN 0941410528 (cloth : alk. paper)
0941410552 (paperback: alk. paper)