Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
Books , Kindle Edition / March 12, 2017

Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
After the 2004 election, the Republican Party held the White House, both houses of Congress, twenty-eight governorships, and a majority of state legislatures. One-party rule, it seemed, was here to stay. Herding Donkeys tells the improbable tale of the grassroots resurgence th…

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
Books , Kindle Edition / August 4, 2016

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, NonfictionNamed a Notable Book of the Year by TheNew York Times Book Review and TheWashington Post Named a Best Book of the Year byNPR, The Boston Globe, and Kirkus Reviews (Best Nonfiction)Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law. The VRA is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement, and yet?more than fifty years later?the battles over race, representation, and political power continue, as lawmakers devise new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth, while the Supreme Court has declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. Through meticulous research, in-depth interviews, and incisive on-the-ground reporting, Give Us the Ballot…