Open Democracy Book Club: One Person, No Vote

The selected title for our second Open Democracy Book Club will be One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson.  

From the award-winning, NYT bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin, now with a new afterword by the author.

In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. In a powerful new afterword, she examines the repercussions of the 2018 midterm elections. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans.

About the Author

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote, longlisted for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award; White Rage, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Bourgeois Radicals; and Eyes off the Prize. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
ISBN: 9781635571394
ISBN-10: 1635571391
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 368
Language: English
Available in paperback (18.00) from Gibson's Bookstore, Toadstool Bookstore and Water Street Books or your favorite retailer.
June 13, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Seth Armstrong Carol Drew John Bergendahl Rich Procida Ronise Zenon Conchita McIver Cedric Blain-Splain Linda Spaulding Karen Thaw Paula Casey Ellen Farnum Neil Himber Sue Nastasi Amira Mansour Dan McMillan Lois Cote Robert Desmarais Sullivan Renée Athay Jim Bridgerton Sharon Butler Esther Turner Molly Mikkonen Ellen Phillips George Penn Patrick Levine Rose Theo Dunfey Michele Caskey Forrest Beaudoin-Friede Kate Coon Linda Bundy Candy Peterson Miriam Benson Scott Weiner Amanda Maguire David Terry Jennifer Fajman

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