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Historian Alexander Keyssar

In his new book The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States, he examines the checkered history of our countrys right to vote, and how this right was not for a time extended to certain groups of people, from propertyless whitemen, to women, immigrants, and African-Americans. Even now, he argues, that the wealthy and well-educated are for more likely to go to the polls than the poor and under educated. Keyssar is Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University.

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