8 episodes

How Americans vote, from the Revolution to today.

History of Voting One Nation Every Vote

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How Americans vote, from the Revolution to today.

    Episode 8: Voting today and tomorrow

    Episode 8: Voting today and tomorrow

    Prof. Martha Kropf of UNC-Charlotte talks about contemporary issues with voting and where we might go from here.

    • 23 min
    Episode 7: Native American voting rights

    Episode 7: Native American voting rights

    Prof. Paul Rosier of Villanova University talks about the long struggles for Native Americans to access the ballot and the obstacles that still exist.

    • 18 min
    Episode 6: The Civil Rights Era

    Episode 6: The Civil Rights Era

    Prof. Brett Gadsden of Northwestern University talks about the foundations of the Civil Rights Era, when voting was both a goal to achieve and the means by which to achieve it.

    • 25 min
    Episode 5: Women's suffrage

    Episode 5: Women's suffrage

    Prof. Lisa Tetrault of Carnegie Mellon talks about how women won the right to vote and why the fight for the ballot didn't stop with the 19th Amendment.

    • 24 min
    Episode 4: The Progressive Era

    Episode 4: The Progressive Era

    The late 19th century saw a movement to root out political corruption and enhance the power of the individual voter. It also saw the start of the largest decline in voter turnout in the country's history. Professor Emeritus Shelton Stromquist of the University of Iowa explains how this happened.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3: Reconstruction

    Episode 3: Reconstruction

    Prof Kate Masur of Northwestern University discusses the impact of Reconstruction on the story of voting in America.

    • 33 min

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