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Blum, Edward

Overview
Works: 10 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 247 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Architectural drawings  Pictorial works  History 
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Most widely held works by Edward Blum
The unintended consequences of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act by Edward Blum( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born from bloodshed in March 1965, when six hundred black protestors marching for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama, were set upon by state troopers wielding clubs and tear gas, the Voting Rights Act was, as President Lyndon B. Johnson declared at the time, "a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield." Unfortunately, in the four decades since its passage, amendments and legal developments have made this once simple law muddled and contradictory, far removed from its original purpose of ending voting barriers for millions of African Americans. In The Unintended Consequences of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Edward Blum draws on public records, press accounts, and extensive personal interviews with state and local officials and others involved in politics at the grassroots level to highlight the real-world consequences of Section 5. Anecdotal accounts of the difficulties local governments in four jurisdictions have encountered in implementing the act reveal the transformation of the act from a law designed to protect individuals' right to vote to a gerrymandering tool used to further the electoral prospects of incumbent politicians of all races. Blum concludes that Section 5, as it has been implemented, has become not only silly and expensive, but pernicious as well. Why did Congress renew Section 5 in 2006, and why did President George W. Bush enthusiastically sign it into law? Blum offers an unsettling perspective on Lyndon Johnson's proudest legislative achievement, describing its degeneration into an unworkable, unfair, and arguably unconstitutional mandate which is bad for the body politic and race relations in America."--Publisher's website
Disaster : crash in the dark( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programme looks at the collision between two high speed trains at the Wales end of the Severn Tunnel on Dec. 7, 1991. It discusses how a "failsafe" system failed, due to a combination of poor design, equipment failure and human error. At the time of filming, many of the safety measures recommended by the subsequent inquiry had still not been implemented
Major Problems in American History, Volume II by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces you to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This collection serves as the primary anthology for the introductory survey course, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes politics, economics, labor, gender, culture, and social trends. The fourth edition has been revised to reflect two new historiographical trends: the emergence of the history of religion as an exceptionally lively field and the
Crash in the dark by Coastal Safety + Environmental( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about two trains collided in the Severn Tunnel
[Alteration to penthouse, 830 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.] by William Muschenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This set consists of 1 pencil on tracing paper and 2 blueprints on paper
Disaster : episode 2 : the severn tunnel by Colette Flight( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Severn Tunnel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This programme looks at the collision between two high speed trains at the Wales end of the Severn Tunnel on Dec. 7, 1991. It discusses how a "failsafe" system failed, due to a combination of poor design, equipment failure and human error. At the time of filming, many of the safety measures recommended by the subsequent inquiry had still not been implemented
Congressional redistricting by Plessy V. Ferguson Centennial Conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Three Texas districts were created in 1991 by the state legislature. These districts are heavily populated by African American and Hispanic voters. A group of Texas citizens challenged the way the districts were drawn and the case has reached the Supreme Court. Mr. Duncan described the historical background of the case. Rep. Johnson was elected to the new District 30 when it was formed. She favors keeping the districts as they are. Mr. Blum, who lost the 3oth District election to Ms. Johnson, and others filed the Texas redistricting case. Ms. Chavez and Professor Raskin debated the redistricting case."--Program description
Disaster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On saturday 7th December 1991 two trains carrying nearly 300 people collided in the four mile long Severn Tunnel. 185 people were injured, 5 of them seriously. Rescuers did not reach the train until two hours after the accident
New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company records by Gaetan Ajello( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The unintended consequences of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
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