The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States

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INDEX
Absentee voting, 440(n9), 450(n100)
after Civil War to World War I, 150-51
at end of twentieth century, 277
implementation in Civil War, 104, 150
Overseas Voting Rights Act, 446(n40)
Acheson, Dean, 251
Adams, Abigail, 174
Adams, Charles Francis, Jr., 119, 122, 141
Adams, Henry, 102, 104
Adams, John, 1, 2, 11, 29
and drafting of Massachusetts constitution, 19
and Massachusetts constitutional convention of 1820, 27
and "right" to vote, 13, 98, 175
Adams, Mary Jo, xviii, 201-2
Addams, Jane, 203-4
Address on the Right of Free Suffrage ( Luther), 71-72
Affirmative action, 299
African Americans
activism in 1920-1960 period, 236
asking for vote after Civil War, 88
and boundaries of Tuskegee ( Ala.), 287-88
disfranchisement in South after Reconstruction, 105-16, 170, 422-23(n65)
and end of white primaries, 247-49
Fourteenth Amendment, effect of passage on, 90-91
military service in Civil War, 81-82, 88, 89
race-based apportionment, 287-302
and Rhode Island suffrage rebellion, 72-73
and right to vote before 1850, 6, 12, 20, 54-59, 318, 406(n11), 415(n2)
and slaves as American peasantry, 70
and the South in 1950s and 1960s, 252-53, 257-63
and Tait's petition to Nashville meeting, 81-82
violence against during Reconstruction and after in South, 105-6
and the vote in Civil War and Reconstruction, 87-104
and vote dilution and districting issues, 284-302
voting power of in the North, 236
voting rights of, 1960-1999, 257-68, 274, 306-8
and World War II, 244-53
See also Race
Age. See Voting age
Alabama, 31, 92, 113, 163, 209, 210, 246, 258-59, 263, 264, 266, 286-88, 292, 306, 308
Algerine laws of Rhode Island, 73-74
Aliens
enfranchisement of declarant, 32-33, 104-5, 136-38
and Equal Protection Clause, 310, 450(n104)
in 1990s, 309-11, 451(n107)
rejection of suffrage for in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 138, 426(n34)
and right to vote in colonial era, 406(n11)
and suffrage, 337-41, 359-61
suffrage as means of attracting, 38
and voting 1790-1850, 32-33, 412(n32)
Allen, Ethan, 12, 18
Allen v. Merrell, 254
Allen v. State Board of Elections, 289, 300
American exceptionalism, 67-68
American Federation of Labor (AFL), 205, 2239
American Legion, 278
American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), 184
strategy to amend state constitutions to include women, 184-85, 186
Annapolis ( Md.), 201
Anderson v. Baker, 77
Anthony, Susan B., 177-78, 180-1, 184-85, 197, 202
Appeal of Forthy Thousand Citizens, 57
Appellate court judges, rules regarding election of, 234
Apportionment, 128, 234, 285-87
See also Federal government: vote dilution and districting

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Part I - The Road to Partial Democracy 1
  • One - In the Beginning 3
  • Two - Democracy Ascendant 26
  • Three - Backsliding and Sideslipping 53
  • Part II - Narrowing the Portals 77
  • Four - Know-Nothings, Radicals, and Redeemers 81
  • Five - The Redemption of the North 117
  • Six - Women's Suffrage 172
  • Part III - Toward Universal Suffrage -- and Beyond 223
  • Seven - The Quiet Years 225
  • Eight - Breaking Barriers 256
  • Conclusion - The Project of Democracy 316
  • Appendix - State Suffrage Laws, 1775-1920 325
  • Appendix - Sources 391
  • Notes 403
  • Index 453
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