One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

One Person, No Vote

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 rollb...

Details One Person, No Vote

TitleOne Person, No Vote
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
GenreNonfiction, Politics, Race, History, Social Movements, Social Justice

Reviews One Person, No Vote

  • 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 country has a long tradition of suppressing minority votes. Laws passed over the years have made it harder but the conservatives have responded with increasing ingenuity. And now with the gutting of the VRA there seems to be very little limit to how...
  • 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 suppression in it's worst forms through modern day shenanigans that are not obvious to the average person. Slow to start, this does feel like a fairly academic book, but having finished I want to find out what I can do to help improve this abysmal reality...
  • 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, and well-researched documentation of voter suppression from 1865 to the present. Highly recommend.
  • 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 you have to read this book. Of course, your location doesn't matter, but this book will hit even harder if you are currently living in Kansas (more to come on that later).This book starts with a history of voting rights for black Americans. This cover...
  • 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-researched detail, she offers a comprehensive explanation of how these votes were very intentionally suppressed. On the first page, she writes: “Minority voters did not just refuse to show up; Republican legislatures and governors systematically blo...
  • 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 quick read. Voter suppression is the most un-American, anti-democratic thing we do as a nation. It's one of the most important issues facing us today, since it precludes solving many other problems. This is a great read. A frustrating, maddening, ho...
  • 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 suppression, Jim Crow intimidation of voters and other tactics, white supremacists continue to work hard to ensure their party and candidates have remained in power throughout America.I would recommend this book to every reader interested in Democracy and th...
  • 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 significant as the 2018 midterms approach, but also in light incremental and accelerating rollbacks of key aspects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Of particular interest are appalling historical moments featuring Jeff Sessions and Kris Kobach, among a numb...
  • Gail
    So well researched and documented! Very timely with the 2018 elections coming up.
  • Ope Bukola
    "Voting is neither an obstacle course not a privilege. It's a right." Anderson's book is a detailed look at at the insidious - and immoral - attempts to stop citizens from voting, in the wake of Obama's election. America is becoming increasingly black and Hispanic. Rather than reforming to attract these voters, the GOP is blocking them from the polls by any means necessary. Voter ID laws, mass purging of registered voters, refusal to support earl...
  • Steve Nolan
    I can't tell if I liked or didn't like the case study of the 2017 Alabama special election for Jeff Session's senate seat. (I DID like that it talked about what a shitbird Sessions was as Alabama AG, tho!)A good, quick rundown of America's ongoing history of voter suppression.
  • Luke Goldstein
    As we hear from so many in conservative circles, the Constitution is law and it's the defining document everything should flow from. OK, I think in a broad sense we can all agree that's where our country took the first shaky step towards the vision of a Democratic Republic. Yet, almost from the time the Equal Protection Clause was enshrined to protect our right to votes as citizens for those we want to represent us in Congress and elsewhere, it w...
  • Andrew
    There are 49 days until the election. Everyone should read this before then.
  • Alissa
    This book is somewhat dense, but a short read nonetheless. Full of history, goes straight into Roy Moore, argues NC as an independent nation would rank between Iran and Venezuela in measuring fully fledged democracy... I loved the final chapter's examples of resistance, particularly how Selma continues to rise as a community when in peril. Excellent book, thanks so much for the ARC, Netgalley.
  • Cristie Underwood
    The author did an amazing job highlighting the voter oppression that has occurred in our Democracy since 1865 until the present. Every person that is of voting age needs to read this book and then register to vote if they aren't already. There are many hard lessons from the past to learn from in this book, but the point is that we learn from them and not repeat them.
  • Mary Nee
    Well-researched and well-written, you needto read this book before the next election! You wont regret it!
  • Tony
    Thanks to Net Galley for the ARC of this book. Much like Rat F@(Ke! of a few years ago, this book is more important than it is good. Ms. Anderson clearly has an agenda here and I think, it is obvious without the editorializing. Sometimes, the facts just speak for themselves. Presenting massive voter suppression and nefarious tactics are good enough without words like "nefarious." If one were just to read about what happened in Kansas or Alabama, ...
  • Susie Dumond
    Carol Anderson is brilliant, and this book presents such a well crafted and eye opening argument. You may have heard political pundits claim Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election because black and brown voters didn't show up, but Anderson pushes back against that claim with this clear, concise, and compelling description of racialized voter suppression from Jim Crow through today. People of color didn't fail Democrats; they were systematically e...
  • Cathy Doyle
    Quick interesting overview of voter suppression in the US.
  • Sandra Reyes
    This book is about the history and the continuation of disenfranchisement of people of color. Anderson goes back to the beginning of voter suppression; as far back as 1865. It has not gotten better, it’s gotten systematically worse. The people responsible for essentially usurping the right to vote from those living in poor communities, have only gotten more creative with the ways they do it. Carol Anderson lays it all out on the table and sheds...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    So important so relevant in today’s political climate.An important read about voter suppression a book that lays out exactly what this disgraceful action is.Makes me want to march carry a poster saying not hear not in our country.Perfect for college classes &booj club discussions #netgalley #bloomsbury books for this advance copy,