Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma
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Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
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xvi, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Prescott Public Library - Nonfiction Books
305.8009 FOR
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-334) and index.
"In [this book] Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to explain why gaining the right to vote did not bring about economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Forner illustrates how voting rights failed to offset decades of systematic disfranchisement and unequal investment in African American communities. Forner contextualizes Selma as a place, not a moment within the civil rights movement --a place where black citizens' fight for full citizenship unfolded alongside an agricultural shift from cotton farming to cattle raising, the implementation of federal divestment policies, and economic globalization. At the end of the twentieth century, Selma's celebrated political legacy looked worlds apart from the dismal economic realities of the region. Forner demonstrates that voting rights are only part of the story in the black freedom struggle and that economic justice is central to achieving full citizenship."--Publisher's website.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Forner, K. (2017). Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma . Duke University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Forner, Karlyn, 1983-. 2017. Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma. Durham: Duke University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Forner, Karlyn, 1983-. Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Forner, Karlyn. Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma Duke University Press, 2017.

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