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Author Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947- author.

Title Stolen justice : the struggle for African American voting rights / Lawrence Goldstone ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Scholastic Focus, [2020]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL YA Non-Fiction - BDBB-2  YA 324.6208 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424 - HS Stacks - GKLY-12  324.6 GOL    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL YA Non-Fiction - LSBB-3  YA 324.6 GOL    DUE 08-08-22
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  TN 324.6208 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Peotone PL YA Non-Fiction - PEBB-2  YA 324.6 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL YA Non-Fiction - PRGG-2  YA 324.6208 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Princeton Township HS SD 500 - Adult Non-Fiction - PTWG-2  324.6 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Rochelle SD 212 - Rochelle Twp HS Stacks - RSLY-12  324.6 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib YA Non-Fiction - RIPG-1  YA 324.6208 GOL    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island SD 41 - High School Stacks - RHSG-1  324.6 GOLD    AVAILABLE

1 copy ordered for North Suburban Roscoe - NSRY-11 on 12-13-2019.
Edition First edition.
Description xxx, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Audience Ages 12+.
Grades 9-12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.
Summary "Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three Enforcement Acts, the impeachment of a president, and an army of occupation. Yet, even that was not enough to ensure that African American voices would be heard, or their lives protected. White supremacists loudly and intentionally prevented black Americans from voting -- and they were willing to kill to do so. In this vivid portrait of the systematic suppression of the African American vote, critically acclaimed author Lawrence Goldstone traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era through the eyes of incredible individuals, both heroic and barbaric, and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Though this is a story of America's past, Goldstone brilliantly draws direct links to today's creeping threats to suffrage in this important and, alas, timely book"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: overthrow -- Who votes? -- Hodgepodge -- Two amendments -- ... and a third: equal rights comes to the ballot box -- Power in black and white: the klan -- To the court -- Any way you slice it: the slaughter-house cases -- Interlude: precedent and politics -- Equality by law: the Civil Rights Act of 1875 -- The uncertainty of language: United States v. Reese -- Rutherfraud ascends, but not equal rights -- The court giveth...: Strauder v. West Virginia -- ...and the court taketh away: Virginia v. Rives -- Bad science and big money -- Strangling the constitution: the civil rights cases -- The window cracks open: the curious incident of the Chinese laundry and equal protection -- Corrupt redemption: the 1890 Mississippi constitution -- The crusader: Williams v. Mississippi -- The window slams shut: Giles v. Harris -- Epilogue: stolen justice.
Audience 1310L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 9.6 8 507137.
Subject African Americans -- Suffrage -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Violence against -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History.
African Americans -- Violence against -- History.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Informational works.
Added Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781338323481 hardcover
1338323482 hardcover

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