[Video] A quick history of voting rights in the United States


Source: Democracy DistilledbyeLocalLawyers.com

This is a terrific quick video showing the progression of voting rights from 1776 to now. Princeton University Press books are also a terrific source for more information on who votes and why in the 21st century. Here’s a quick reading list:


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New Faces, New Voices

The Hispanic Electorate in America
Marisa A. Abrajano & R. Michael Alvarez
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Why Movements Succeed or Fail
Opportunity, Culture, and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Lee Ann Banaszak
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Creating a New Racial Order

How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America
Jennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver & Traci R. Burch
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Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Why Americans Vote the Way They Do
Andrew Gelman
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Pocketbook Politics

Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
Meg Jacobs
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Still a House Divided

Race and Politics in Obama’s America
Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith
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Strength in Numbers?

The Political Mobilization of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Jan E. Leighley
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Latino Catholicism

Transformation in America’s Largest Church
Timothy Matovina
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Not Even Past

Barack Obama and the Burden of Race
Thomas J. Sugrue

Comments

  1. Thank you for making this blog! I have always been interested in politics Now I have more knowledge about the voting rights and the history

    thanks!