Summer Readings on Voting/Elections for Incoming College First Year Students

Posted by HE-SVE Forum on February 11, 2020

In a recent posting on the HE-SVE (Higher Education-Student Voter Engagement) Forum the following question was posed:

Does anyone have book recommendations to assign as a summer reading to incoming first-year students that is related to voting/elections?

Here are the responses:

Ari Berman’s Give us the Ballot – Berman’s book is essential and timeless because it is so clear about how we got to where we are due to our racial history.

Carol Anderson’s two recent books about the history of the struggle for voting rights in America and how it fits into the larger struggle for civil rights: White Rage and One Person, No Vote.

Eitan Hersh’s Politics Is for Power:


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