Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act, 1965-1990.

  title={Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act, 1965-1990.},
  author={Charles M. Payne and Chandler Davidson and Bernard N. Grofman},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology},
This work is the first systematic attempt to measure the impact of the US Voting Rights Act of 1965, commonly regarded in the USA as the most effective civil rights legislation of the century. The contributors show how blacks and Mexican-Americans in the South, along with the Justice Department, have used the Act and the US Constitution to overcome the resistance of white officials to minority mobilization. The book tells the story of the black struggle for equal political participation in… 

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