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  • Convenience Voting and Technologyby Claire M. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    One of modern democracy's biggest challenges is the overseas voter.This book is the first of its kind to explore the issues of military and overseas voting, an often neglected voting bloc, by investigating the successfulness of overseas voting initiatives, technologies, and policy efforts. more...

  • How the Vote Was Wonby Rebecca Mead

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    By the end of 1914, almost every Western state and territory had enfranchised its female citizens in the greatest innovation in participatory democracy since Reconstruction. These Western successes stand in profound contrast to the East, where few women voted until after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, and the South, where African-American... more...

  • Jim Crow Citizenshipby Marek D. Steedman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    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 Progressives,... more...

  • Laura Clay and the Woman's Rights Movementby Paul E. Fuller; A. Elizabeth Taylor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    Laura Clay was the daughter of abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay and an important and controversial figure in the woman's rights movement. Paul E. Fuller traces this remarkable woman's career, from her early successes in Kentucky to her emergence as the most prominent southern suffragist. He devotes particular attention to the problems encountered... more...

  • Patron Saint of Prostitutesby Helen Mathers; Emma Thompson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28

    <div>The 'steel rape' of women is a scandal that is almost forgotten today. In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute' to undergo compulsory medical examinations. Women who refused to submit willingly, some as young as 13, could be arrested and incarcerated.... more...

  • Real Choices / New Voicesby Douglas J. Amy

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Rightfully Oursby Kerrie Logan Hollihan

    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...

  • This Bright Light of Oursby Maria Gitin; Lewis V. Baldwin

    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. Combining... more...

  • Ticket to Freedomby Manfred Berg

    UPF 2005; US$ 24.95

    The first full-scale political history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, tracing its struggle for black civil and political equality from its founding in 1909 through the post-civil rights years. more...

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Womanby Mary Wollstonecraft

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    One of the earliest work of feminist philosophy, written by British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in the 18th century. more...