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“Mandate My Ass!”: Vanishing Voters, Voter Fraud, and the Struggles over American Democracy in the late 20th Century

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:45pm

142 Goldwin Smith Hall

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann will deliver the Rabinor Lecture in American Studies.

Although many insist that the 1965 Voting Rights Act marked the ultimate realization of America’s founding ideals, the battles over who deserves voice in U.S. democracy continue to rage. Focusing on political debates over felon disenfranchisement, declining turnout, and voter fraud, this talk explores the contested commitment to democracy in the United States in the late twentieth century, highlighting the continuities with the nation’s earlier traditions of exclusion, racial subordination, and civic stratification.

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