Divisive and Diverse: A U.S. Voting Story. Pressing Issues.
Divisive and Diverse: A U.S. Voting Story.
Divisive and Diverse: A U.S. Voting Story.

Divisive and Diverse: A U.S. Voting Story.

Claremont, CA: Scripps College Press, 2016. Square 16mo. envelope with one folded leaf. One of 80 copies. Printed by six students as a means of evaluating the intersection between politics and identity. The recto, printed in purple and pink, shows a timeline of political developments and voting rights milestones between 1776 and 2016. Changes both positive and negative appear side by side; regressive and racist policies, like the Dawes Act and the Chinese Exclusion Act, punctuate rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and people of color. The verso, printed in brown, offers quotations gathered from a student-generated survey about identity and the political climate. The results voice concerns about deep partisan divides, fears of coming oppression, and the emotional toll of the 2016 election. The publication’s call for dialogue, compassion, and sustained protest and protection for the underprivileged continues to resonate in 2021 and beyond. All text hand-set and printed letterpress on Rives Lightweight paper. Light creasing to the envelope, else fine. Item #30321

Price: $475.00