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Lillian's Right to Vote and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.5/5(32). The Right to Vote, by Pulitzer-winning Harvard History Professor Alexander Keyssar, is your final selection. Why did you choose this one? This is about the only comprehensive history of the right to vote. Alexander Keyssar originally published this book in , about two months before the election contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore. American democracy owes much to the rights guaranteed to individuals in the U.S. Constitution and specifically in its first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights. Each book in the new six-volume American Rights set provides the history of a specific right or rights, from the right to vote to the right . In a book commemorating the Voting Rights Act of , readers are introduced to year-old black Alabaman Lillian, who recalls her long-delayed journey to exercise her American right to vote 50 years ago.
But she also remembers great leaders and important achievements—like the Nineteenth Amendment, allowing women to vote, and, eventually, the Voting Rights Act of The book is written in present tense, giving it a “you are there” immediacy. A review of Lillian's Right to Vote, written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Shane W. Evans in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of Noodling with Words: Lillian's Right To Vote - picture book review. The 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote in The 19th Amendment, ratified in , gave American women the right to vote. The 24th Amendment, ratified in , eliminated poll taxes. The 26th Amendment, ratified in , lowered the voting . An informative picture book covers an expanse of history and emotion as year-old Lillian ascends the hill, reflecting on African Americans and voting. Her great-great-grandparents were sold on the auction block in front of a courthouse where only white men could vote.
Lillian's Right to Vote book. A 50th anniversary tribute to the Voting Rights Act of finds an elderly woman reflecting on her family's history, from the passage of the 15th Amendment through her participation in the protest march from Selma to Montgomery/5(1). The top 10 books about the suffragettes As Hollywood gears up for a major film starring Meryl Streep about the struggle for women’s right to vote, novelist Lucy Ribchester chooses the best. Why would women ever not have the right to vote? Write on the board any ideas and facts students bring to the discussion. Step 2: Hand out copies of the "Women's Suffrage" and "19th Amendment" articles available in the History of Women's Suffrage activity. The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. Originally published in , The Right to Vote was widely hailed as a magisterial account of the evolution of suffrage from the American Revolution to the end of the twentieth century.