Fall 2018. Franchise.

The Embattled Vote in America; From the Founding to the Present by Allan Lichtman. Harvard University Press. The franchise was not a once-and-forever creation by a group of colonial geniuses, but rather it was the story of the vote being expanded and contracted depending upon the political circumstances of the time.

Forging the Franchise; The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote by Dawn L. Teele. Princeton University Press. What causes and what political constituencies benefited from the passage of the women’s vote.

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson and Dick Durbin. Bloomsbury Press. A long history of American constitutional history that lists the determined efforts to suppress minority voting.

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