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Anti-Racism Book Club: Voter Suppression in US Elections
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Anti-Racism Book Club: Voter Suppression in US Elections

July 12 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please note the new date, Monday July 12!

Our next book discussion will be Voter Suppression in US Elections – an anthology of essays about elections, including one by Stacey Abrams.

At an annual conference of the Organization of American Historians, leading scholars Carol Anderson, Kevin M. Kruse, Heather Cox Richardson, and Heather Anne Thompson had a conversation with Abrams about the long history of voter suppression at the Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin.  This book is a transcript of that extraordinary conversation, edited by Jim Downs.

Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections offers an enlightening, history-informed conversation about voter disenfranchisement in the United States. By gathering scholars and activists whose work has provided sharp analyses of this issue, we see how historians in general explore contentious topics and provide historical context for students and the broader public.

The book also includes a “top ten” selection of essays and articles by such writers as journalist Ari Berman, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Blight, and civil rights icon John Lewis.

Register for the meeting here.

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