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LocationBradford PL
TitleWe've got to try : how the fight for voting rights makes everything else possible / Beto O'Rourke.
AuthorO'Rourke, Beto, author.
Call No324.62 ORO
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction


Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
324.62 ORO50362005331024AvailableBradford PL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1250852455 : $29.99
International Standard Book Number 9781250852458 : $29.99
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 324.6/209764 B 23/eng/20220715
Personal Name O'Rourke, Beto, author.
Title Statement We've got to try : how the fight for voting rights makes everything else possible / Beto O'Rourke.
Varying Form of Title We have got to try.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Flatiron Books, 2022.
Physical Description viii, 211 pages ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-211).
Formatted Contents Note "I've got to try" -- This time, they voted -- Cooke County -- Pecos County -- La Salle County -- Fort Bend County -- The border, part 1 -- The border, part 2 -- Overcoming -- Forward.
Summary, Etc. "In We've Got To Try, O'Rourke shines a spotlight on the heroic life and work of Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon and the west Texas town where he made his stand. The son of an enslaved man, Nixon grew up in the Confederate stronghold of Marshall, Texas before moving to El Paso, becoming a civil rights leader, and helping to win one of the most significant civil and voting rights victories in American history: the defeat of the all-white primary. His fight for the ballot spanned 20 years and twice took him to the U.S. Supreme Court. With heart, eloquence, and powerful storytelling, O'Rourke weaves together Nixon's story with those of other great Texans who changed the course of voting rights and improved America's democracy. While connecting voting rights and democracy to the major issues of our time, O'Rourke also shares what he saw, heard, and learned while on his own journey throughout the 254 counties of his home state. By telling the stories of those he met along the way and bringing us into the epicenter of the current fight against voter suppression, the former El Paso Congressman shows just how essential it is that the sacred right to vote is protected and that we each do our part to save our democracy for generations to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Nixon, Lawrence A., 1883-1966.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American political activists Texas Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Suffrage Texas History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Voter suppression Texas History.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Texas Politics and government 1865-1950.

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