The 2012 Presidential Election is just around the corner. If you are a United States citizen, age 18 or over, you are eligible to vote in November. Hopefully you are registered to vote!
The library has some excellent resources about the history of elections and politics in the United States. Before the election on November 6th browse through these selected titles which are all available at the library.
U.S. Election System – this book is an introduction to the history and structure of our election system.
Tea Party Goes to Washington – this source details the rise and wide ranging influence of the Tea Party movement in American politics.
Hopelessly Divided – Post-9/11 politics, the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans, and the resurgence of populism are detailed in this book.
The Conservative Century – this work gives a history of Conservative politics in the United States with important figures like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Regan etc.
The Achievement of American Liberalism – the New Deal, The Great Society, and post-1960’s American liberalism is the focus of this book.
We hope that you find these sources useful while you get ready to exercise your right to vote. This election will decide the course of the nation for the next four years so it’s time to get informed and get involved. If you need help finding sources related to the election, or any other topic, come to the reference desk in the library or contact us!