Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights ACT, 1965-1990

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This work is the first systematic attempt to measure the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, commonly regarded as the most effective civil rights legislation of the century. Marshaling a wealth of detailed evidence, the contributors to this volume show how blacks and Mexican Americans in the South, along with the Justice Department, have used the act and the U.S. Constitution to overcome the resistance of white officials to minority mobilization. The book tells the story of the black struggle for equal political ...

Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act, 1965-1990 1994, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691021089

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