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Soldier Vote : War, Politics, and the Ballot in America (Hardcover) (Donald S. Inbody)

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The Soldier Vote tells the story of how American citizens in the armed forces gained the right to vote while away from home. Beginning with the American Revolution, through the Civil War, and World War II, the ability for deployed military personnel to cast a ballot in elections was difficult and often vociferously resisted by politicians of both political parties. Finally, during the Cold War, Congress managed to pass the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. That Act, along with further improvements in the early twenty-first century, began to make it easier for military personnel and American citizens living abroad to participate in elections at home. Using newly obtained data about the military voter, The Soldier Vote challenges some widely held views about the nature of the military vote and how service personnel vote.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Military / General, Public Affairs + Administration
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Donald S. Inbody
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2015
TCIN: 50241326
UPC: 9781137519191
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6741
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