The Resource Conned : how millions went to prison, lost the vote, and helped send George W. Bush to the White House, Sasha Abramsky

Conned : how millions went to prison, lost the vote, and helped send George W. Bush to the White House, Sasha Abramsky

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Conned : how millions went to prison, lost the vote, and helped send George W. Bush to the White House
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Conned
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how millions went to prison, lost the vote, and helped send George W. Bush to the White House
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Sasha Abramsky
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The criminal disenfranchisement that affects millions of American citizens. "It seems when you're convicted of a felony, the scarlet letter is there. You take it everywhere with you."Jamaica S., a twenty-five-year-old on probation in Tennessee who lost her right to vote. More than four million Americans, mainly poor, black, and Latino, have lost the right to vote. In some states, as many as a third of all African American men cannot take part in the most basic right of a democracy. The reason? Felony disenfranchisement laws, which remove the vote from people while they are in prison or on parole, and, in several states, for the rest of their lives. Award-winning journalist Sasha Abramsky takes us on a journey through disenfranchised America, detailing the revival of antidemocratic laws that came of age in the post-Civil War segregationist South, and profiling Americans who are fighting to regain the right to vote
  • From the Pacific Northwest to Miami, with stops in a dozen states in between, Abramsky shows for the first time how this growing problem has played a decisive role in elections nationwide--from state races all the way up to the closely contested 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. With a new national Right to Vote campaign having just helped to overturn Iowa's felony disenfranchisement laws and similar campaigns under way in eight other states, this book comes at a time when many Americans have begun to recognize these laws as a fundamental threat to democracy. In Alabama and several other Southern states, where power has shifted decisively toward the Republican Party in recent years, as many as a third of all African American men may be disenfranchised. In Virginia, over 300,000 are without the right to vote. Between half and three-quarters of a million Floridians are voteless because of past felony convictions. Had 1 percent of these individuals voted in 2000, splitting sixty-forty for Gore, the Democrats would have won the White House. In Washington, where the 2004 governor's race came down to a handful of votes, almost 200,000 are voteless
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DLC
Dewey number
324.6/20869270973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JK1846
  • KF4896.E92
LC item number
  • .A27 2006
  • A27 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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Conned : how millions went to prison, lost the vote, and helped send George W. Bush to the White House, Sasha Abramsky
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Permeating the entire confederation -- The legal literacy test -- S-man and the one-armed bandits -- The great-grandmother brigade -- Sent to prison for cooking sausages -- Snakes and ladders -- Waterloo sunset -- Bluegrass blues -- In Graceland's shadow -- Appalachian autumn -- The Mississippi hustle -- The Governor and the pot smoker -- The names of the game is total control -- Heartburn
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22 cm
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Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781565849662
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2005054352
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)61479670
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