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The Resource Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990, Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman, editors

Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990, Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman, editors

Label
Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990
Title
Quiet revolution in the South
Title remainder
the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990
Statement of responsibility
Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work is the first systematic attempt to measure the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, commonly regarded as the most effective civil rights legislation of the century. Marshaling a wealth of detailed evidence, the authors show how blacks and Mexican Americans in the South, along with the Justice Department, have used the act and the U.S. Constitution to overcome the resistance of white officials to minority mobilization. The book tells the story of the black struggle for equal political participation in eight core southern states from the end of the Civil War to the 1980s - with special emphasis on the period since 1965. The contributors use a variety of quantitative methods to show how the act dramatically increased black registration and black and Mexican-American office-holding. They also explain modern voting rights law as it pertains to minority citizens, discussing important legal cases and giving numerous examples of how the law is applied. Destined to become a standard source of information on the history of the Voting Rights Act, Quiet Revolution in the South has implications for the controversies that are sure to continue over the direction in which the voting rights of American ethnic minorities have evolved since the 1960s
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1929.A2
LC item number
Q54 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Davidson, Chandler
  • Grofman, Bernard
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  • African Americans
  • Voter registration
  • African American politicians
  • Elections
  • Southern States
Label
Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990, Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-483) 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
Control code
29361200
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 503 pages
Isbn
9780691032474
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93038961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990, Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-483) 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
Control code
29361200
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 503 pages
Isbn
9780691032474
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93038961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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