Give Us the Vote!: Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot
by Susan Goldman Rubin
from Holiday House
The corruption, activism, heroic efforts, and ongoing struggles for the right to vote are chronicled by the award-winning nonfiction author of Coco Chanel and Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson.
For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the United States. Others, hungry to acquire or hold onto power, have gone to extraordinary lengths to prevent people from casting ballots or outright stolen votes and sometimes entire elections.
Perfect for students who want to know more about voting rights, this nonfiction book contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today’s voter-suppression controversies, and explains the barriers that people of color, indigenous people, and immigrants face. Back matter includes a bibliography, source notes, texts of the Constitution and amendments, a timeline, and an index.