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Defying Disfranchisement: Black Voting Rights Activism in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1908 by Riser, R. Volney
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Defying Disfranchisement: Black Voting Rights Activism in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1908

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In Defying Disfranchisement, R. Volney Riser documents a number of lawsuits challenging various requirements--including literacy tests, poll taxes, and white primaries--designed primarily to strip African American men of their right to vote in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Twelve of these cases wended their way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and that body coldly ignored the systematic disfranchisement of black southerners. Nevertheless, as Riser shows, the attempts themselves were stunning and demonstrate that even at one of their bleakest hours, African Americans sheltered and nurtured a hope that would lead to wholesale changes in the American legal and political landscape.-- "American Historical Review"

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Riser, R. Volney
Published: 01/02/2013
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 9780807150108
Pages: 326
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.80d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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