It is a federal and state felony to buy or sell votes, or to offer to buy or sell votes, yet "Just Buy My Vote" African American Voting Rights, and the Chicago Condition is a unique story that must be told. It is a story where I attempt to summarize without excruciating detail the relevant portions of nearly three centuries. "Just Buy My Vote" is also unique in that it covers race relations, black history and urban history; written from the perspective of the Southside of Chicago. "Just Buy My Vote" is intended to inform the reader about the significance of voting, by explaining voting rights in layman terms, with the use of the voting rights laws, history, philosophy, and sociology. It is an effort to raise the level of political consciousness among Americans, to help readers to realize the history of voting rights and be encouraged to use the power of the vote to further all of our best economic and social interests. Thankfully, in the presidential election of 2020, we got the voting part right! We now have a democracy to save. "Just Buy My Vote" is a tale of two stories. First, it tells a story about how African Americans in this country attained the right to vote, and utilized that power to improve their lives, and the lives of many others, for future generations. And secondly, "Just Buy My Vote" uses Chicago as a case study of how voting rights and voter apathy, helped enable an old school "political villain" and his machine, to maintain a system of public and governmental corruption in Chicago for two decades. In my writing this book, I aimed to inform on history, and have also attempted to describe a journey, within a journey.
Author: Joseph L. Simmons Jr. Publisher: Authorhouse Published: 01/23/2023 Pages: 430 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.76lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 1.13d ISBN: 9781665579513