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The Resource Gerrymanders : how redistricting has protected slavery, white supremacy, and partisan minorities in Virginia, Brent Tarter

Gerrymanders : how redistricting has protected slavery, white supremacy, and partisan minorities in Virginia, Brent Tarter

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Gerrymanders : how redistricting has protected slavery, white supremacy, and partisan minorities in Virginia
Title
Gerrymanders
Title remainder
how redistricting has protected slavery, white supremacy, and partisan minorities in Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Brent Tarter
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Language
eng
Summary
Many are aware that gerrymandering exists and suspect it plays a role in our elections, but its history goes far deeper, and its impacts are far greater, than most realize. In his latest book, Brent Tarter focuses on Virginia's long history of gerrymandering to uncover its immense influence on the state's politics and to provide perspective on how the practice impacts politics nationally. Offering the first in-depth historical study of gerrymanders in Virginia, Tarter exposes practices going back to colonial times and explains how they protected land owners' and slave owners' interests. The consequences of redistricting and reapportionment in modern Virginia--in effect giving a partisan minority the upper hand in all public policy decisions--become much clearer in light of this history. Where the discussion of gerrymandering has typically emphasized political parties' control of the U.S. Congress, Tarter focuses on the state legislatures that determine congressional district lines and, in most states, even those of their own districts. On the eve of the 2021 session of the General Assembly, which will redraw district lines for the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, as well as for the U.S. House of Representatives, Tarter's book provides an eye-opening investigation of gerrymandering and its pervasive effect on our local, state, and national politics and government. -- Dust jacket flap
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1948-
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Tarter, Brent
Dewey number
328.73/0734509755
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1343.V3
LC item number
T37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gerrymandering
  • Election districts
  • Political culture
  • Virginia
  • Election districts
  • Gerrymandering
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Virginia
Label
Gerrymanders : how redistricting has protected slavery, white supremacy, and partisan minorities in Virginia, Brent Tarter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The gerrymander monster. -- 2. The colonial background. -- 3. Representation in revolutionary Virginia. -- 4. A gerrymander in fact though not in name. -- 5. The Great Gerrymander of 1830. -- 6. The Great Gerrymander revised and disguised. -- 7. Disfranchisement replaces the Great Gerrymander. -- 8. Malapportionment in the twentieth century. -- 9. The Representation Revolution of the 1960s. -- 10. The representation Revolution in Virginia. -- 11. Partisan redistricting. -- 12. The political and legal landscapes in Virginia in 2019
Control code
on1088603426
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780813943206
Lccn
2019006667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029464966
Other physical details
maps
Label
Gerrymanders : how redistricting has protected slavery, white supremacy, and partisan minorities in Virginia, Brent Tarter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The gerrymander monster. -- 2. The colonial background. -- 3. Representation in revolutionary Virginia. -- 4. A gerrymander in fact though not in name. -- 5. The Great Gerrymander of 1830. -- 6. The Great Gerrymander revised and disguised. -- 7. Disfranchisement replaces the Great Gerrymander. -- 8. Malapportionment in the twentieth century. -- 9. The Representation Revolution of the 1960s. -- 10. The representation Revolution in Virginia. -- 11. Partisan redistricting. -- 12. The political and legal landscapes in Virginia in 2019
Control code
on1088603426
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780813943206
Lccn
2019006667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029464966
Other physical details
maps

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