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The Resource Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma, Karlyn Forner

Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma, Karlyn Forner

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Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma
Title
Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma
Statement of responsibility
Karlyn Forner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma 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 {u2014}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
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.8009761/45
  • 305.8009761/45
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma, Karlyn Forner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky286343963
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780822370055
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017009233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma, Karlyn Forner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky286343963
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780822370055
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017009233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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