The Poll Tax in the South

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INDEX
Abbey, Kathryn T., 11n
Abbott, Lyndon E., 38n
Abernathy, Tom, 233-34
Alabama: Boswell Amendment, 231; constitutional convention of 1901, 6, 8, 17, 21, 23-28, 51; Sayre Election Law, 17; State Committee for Poll Tax Reform, 233
Alabama poll tax: abuse of disability exemption, 107-08; adopted, 2-4; adoption and Negro disfranchise. ment, 5-6; adoption and Populist party, 12, 17, 26; adoption and purification of elections, 8-9, 10n; adoption and white disfranchisement, 21-26, 27-28; areas supporting lowering cumulative period of, 235-36; collection of, 59-61; collections compared with amount spent for education, 55-56; collections in Clarke County, 80-81, 177; coverage of, 38- 44, 282-83; disfranchising effects of cumulative, 133-38, 231; disposition of proceeds from, 55; effect of reduction of cumulative period on number of registered voters, 133-38, 286; Farm Security Administration and, 103n; non-payment and partial payment of, 106, 285; payment after deadline, 105; payment and labor unions, 100-01, 102; payment campaigns in, 60-61; proof of payment, 54, 283-84; rates, 32-38, 57, 282; repeal and Business and Professional Women, 232-33; repeal and Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee, 234-35; repeal and labor unions, 231-33, 235; repeal and League of Women Voters, 232-33; repeal and Negroes, 231, 233, 235-37, 239; repeal and the press, 235; repeal and segregation controversy, 235-37, 239, 289; repeal and urbanism, 231, 235-36; repeal and Women's joint Legislative Council, 232- 33; repeal and Young Democrats, 232-33; repeal and Young Republicans, 233; repeal movement, 201, 230-37, 238-39, 287-89; time of payment, 45-48, 51, 283; vote buying through payment, 78-82
Alabama Policy Committee, 232, 244n
Albright, Doris, vi
Alexander, Will, 250
Algase, B., 257n
Allen, James B., 234
Almond, J. Lindsay, Jr., 211
American Civil Liberties Union, 251, 273, 275n
American Institute of Public Opinion: poll tax repeal polls, 251n-52n
Andrews, Charles O., 128n
arguments against poll tax: general, 290; abridges privileges and immunities of U. S. citizens, 264; causes political corruption, 77-110, 184, 245, 285; disfranchises Negroes and whites, 15-16, 18-19, 21-23, 25-29, 50-52, 54, 111-12, 137-38, 217, 266-67, 283-84, 286-87; disfranchises wom-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Tables xi
  • Figures xiii
  • 1. Roots I N Th E Past 1
  • 2. the Form of the Tax 32
  • 3. Administration of Poll Tax Collection 59
  • 4. the Poll Tax and Corruption in Elections 77
  • 5. Voting: Before and After Analyses 111
  • Conclusions 137
  • 6. Voting: Interstate and Intercounty Comparisons 139
  • 7. Repeal by States--I 178
  • 8. Repeal by States--Ii 201
  • 9. Repeal by Nation 241
  • 10. Conclusions 281
  • Index 291
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