Stolen Justice

by Lawrence Goldstone
Short Summary
A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for African American voting rights in the United States.

Good For:
Vivid and Compelling Nonfiction, Understanding the Present Through the Past, Inspiring Portraits, Riveting Visual Documentation

Topics and Themes:
Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Racism and Segregation
Some mature content.

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Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?

In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three Enforcement Acts, the impeachment of a president, and an army of occupation. Yet even that was not enough to ensure that African American voices would be heard or that their lives would be protected. White supremacists were bent on preventing Black Americans from voting by any means necessary—including killing innocent people.
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    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-32348-1