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- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
Though the Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are created equal,? married women and girls in the early days of the United States had few rights. For better or worse, their lives were controlled by their husbands and fathers. Married women could not own property, and few girls were educated beyond reading and simple math. Women could not... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
This Bright Light of Ours offers a tightly focused insider’s view of the community-based activism that was the heart of the civil rights movement. A celebration of grassroots heroes, this book details through first-person accounts the contributions of ordinary people who formed the nonviolent army that won the fight for voting rights.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 31.99
There is a growing realization that many of the problems afflicting American elections can be traced to the electoral system itself, in particular to our winner-take-all approach to electing officials. Douglas Amy demonstrates that switching to proportional representation elections -- the voting system used in most other Western democracies, by which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00
In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of African Americans in the American polity. Southern... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 49.95
This book addresses the peculiarities of the current presidential election system not yet addressed in other publications. It argues that any rules for electing a President that may have a chance to replace the current ones should provide an equal representation of states as equal members of the Union, and of the nation as a whole. This book analyzes... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 14.99
With expert guidance and abundant resources, this practical and inspirational guide is for women at all stages of life who want to seek and win public leadership and public office at any level. According to research, women considering leadership positions or running for elected office are more inhibited than men by family concerns and by a lack of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This fascinating book demonstrates the diversity of Connecticut?s women?s feminist activities in pre- and post-suffrage eras and refutes the notion that feminist activism died out with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 17.99
Exposes felon disenfranchisement as one of the most important, yet little known, threats to the health of American democracy. This book reveals the centrality of racial factors in the origins of these laws, and their impact on politics, election outcomes, and public policy. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 59.99
Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote in America. While challenging assumptions, on both sides of the debate, the book ultimately concludes that non-citizen voting is not currently... more...