A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 27, 2003 - Law - 254 pages
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A Voting Rights Odyssey is the story of the efforts of the white leadership in Georgia to maintain white supremacy by denying blacks the right to vote and hold elected office. The events are set out chronologically. The prose is clear and direct, and avoids the "legalese" that infects much legal writing. The story is told in large part by the participants themselves, from Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy, to Carl Sanders, governor of Georgia, to Emma Gresham, mayor of Keysville in rural Burke County. Among the strengths of the book are its steady focus and in depth concentration on one state.
 

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Contents

Recreating the White Mans Georgia
15
Abolition of the White Primary
45
The White Response
60
The End of the County Unit System
80
The Voting Rights Scene Outside the Golden Dome
103
How It Works
124
More White
139
The Private
153
1z Redistricting in the 1980s
167
Continued Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act
182
The Challenge to the MajorityVote
198
Redistricting in the 1990s
211
Keysville Georgia A Voting Rights Crucible
238
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