One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Review

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.

In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.

Title:One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Danny Cerullo

    This book immediately puts to bed the silly myth that the results of the 2016 election were due to apathy on the part of African and Hispanic Americans. Their votes were suppressed, deliberately. This...

  • Gin Jenny (Reading the End)

    As in her previous book, White Rage, Carol Anderson packs a ton of information into a small space with One Person, No Vote. This overview of voter suppression in America, from Reconstruction into the ...

  • Traci at The Stacks

    Super relevant and timely. Well researched and smart. The writing is very dry. Lots of figures and data points. A thorough break down of voter suppression in a technical way. ...

  • Bethany

    An incisive and terrifying look at systematic, racially motivated voter suppression in America and the destruction it is wreaking on our democracy. One Person No Vote traces the history of voter suppr...

  • Isaiah

    To see more reviews check out MI Book Reviews.I got an ARC of this book.Do you enjoy being enraged by a book? Do you live in Kansas or Alabama? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then y...

  • Rachel Watkins

    This is the book every voter needs to read before the 2018 midterm elections. It's important to know the past so we can change the future. ONE PERSON, NO VOTE is horrifying in its explicit, thorough, ...

  • Katy

    In One Person, No Vote, Carol Anderson immediately takes to task the idea that the 2016 election results were in part the result of a low turnout among people of color. Through painstaking and well-re...

  • Angie

    Well-researched and well-written, this book clearly outlines voter suppression in the US: its history and its status. It made me want to holler and wave it overhead to get everyone's attention. It's a...

  • David

    Carol Anderson rips the bandaid off the festering sore that is the American Electoral System in this well researched and troubling book. Through voter roll manipulation, gerrymandering, voter suppress...

  • Joshunda Sanders

    A jarring and important overview of the many ways that the right to vote has been suppressed, denied and tampered with for millions of citizens since the beginning of our democracy. Certainly signific...