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Give Us the Vote!: Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot

By: Susan Goldman Rubin

For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the United States. Others, hungry to acquire or hold onto power, have gone to extraordinary lengths to prevent people from casting ballets or outright stolen votes and sometimes entire elections.

Perfect for students who want to know more about voting rights, this nonfiction book contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today’s voter suppression controversies, and explains the barriers people of color, Indigenous people, and immigrants face.

Time line of voting rights in the United States. Amendments to the US Constitution discussed in book. Sources. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white illustrations and reproductions.

ISBN: 9780823439577

JLG Release: Mar 2020


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
Topics: US voting history , History of US political participation , History of US elections , History of corrupt practices in US elections , History of US Democracy , US politics and government , Political aspects of race relations , Hunger strikes

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This examination of voting rights arrives just in time for the 2020 election season and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rubin studies the history behind winning the right to vote, both for women and people of color, and confronts issues still faced today. Events are not presented chronologically; however, the text i This examination of voting rights arrives just in time for the 2020 election season and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rubin studies the history behind winning the right to vote, both for women and people of color, and confronts issues still faced today. Events are not presented chronologically; however, the text is straightforward and journalistic. Details of systematic racism and violent conditions faced by those fighting for voting rights are presented in a narrative format that will attract young readers. Each chapter is filled with primary source photographs, political cartoons, and illustrations that help bring the information to life. The final chapter touches on ways young people have gotten involved in activism in recent history, and will likely motivate some readers to find ways to get involved in the political system. A time line of voting rights and amendments to the Constitution, as well as an extensive source list, will be helpful for those looking to do additional research. An intriguing look at the struggles faced by voters in the United States through history and into modern times. A recommended purchase that will instill an appreciation for voting rights.

Book Details

ISBN

9780823439577

First Release

March 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

324.6

Trim Size

10" x 7"

Page Count

160

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Holiday House

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Topics

US voting history, History of US political participation, History of US elections, History of corrupt practices in US elections, History of US Democracy, US politics and government, Political aspects of race relations, Hunger strikes,

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