Living in Infamy Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/18/2013
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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As racial barriers to suffrage were challenged and fell, rights remained restricted for persons targeted by such infamy laws; criminal convictions--in place of race--continued the disparity in legal status between whites and African Americans. Decades later, after race-based disfranchisement has officially ended, legislation steeped in a legacy of racial discrimination continues to perpetuate a dichotomy of suffrage and citizenship that still affects our election outcomes today.