Alumna Carol Anderson's Book On "Best Books of 2018"

November 28, 2018
Carol Anderson
"One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy" by Ohio State history alumna Carol Anderson (PhD, history, 1995) is listed as one of The Washington Post's Best Books of 2018.
 
"In a kind of sequel to her book 'White Rage,' Anderson examines voter suppression tactics since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that, she argues, account for the precipitous decline of black voters in the 2016 election. According to the Emory professor, that drop-off was not a one-time anomaly but rather evidence of a systemic hijacking of our democracy that involved purging voters, gerrymandering, instituting voter ID laws, closing polling places and preventing felons from voting. Her bleak conclusion: 'In short, we’re in trouble.' Bloomsbury" -- The Washington Post