The Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Laurie Collier Hillstrom

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Published by Omnigraphics, Inc. in Detroit .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • United States,
  • African Americans -- Suffrage,
  • Suffrage -- United States,
  • Election law -- United States,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Laurie Collier Hillstrom.
SeriesDefining moments
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK1924 .H55 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22528009M
ISBN 109780780810488
LC Control Number2008038392

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