Free at last to vote the alabama origins of the 1965 voting rights act brian k landsberg on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers although the heroism of last centurys freedom marches will long be credited for ending racial discrimination. Abstract two origins of the voting rights act are familiar to us most prominent is the march 1965 assault of alabama state troopers and dallas county alabama deputy sheriffs and their posse on civil rights marchers at the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Historians of sport the south and education on the other hand will likely be disappointed by the books narrow conception joseph m turrini wayne state university free at last to vote the alabama origins of the 1965 voting rights act by brian k landsberg lawrence university press of kansas 2007 xi 264 pp 3495 isbn 978 0 1006 . Although the heroism of last centurys freedom marches will long be credited for ending racial discrimination civil rights legislation owes much to work done more quietly in the district courtrooms of the south this book expands our understanding of how the voting rights act came about by focusing
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