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VOTES WILL NOT REPLACE US: A Brief History of Suffrage and the US Political Right with UCONN Professor Christopher Vials

Nov 14, 2022

VOTES WILL NOT REPLACE US: A Brief History of Suffrage and the US Political Right with UCONN Professor Christopher Vials

The ongoing attempts by MAGA Republicans to overturn democratic elections in this country are unprecedented in their scale and scope. But antidemocratic beliefs and practices are nothing new within the history of conservativism, particularly when it comes to voting. This talk looks at the historical origins of anti-suffrage ideas among conservatives and examines how some have justified restricting the size of the electorate across the past century. Along the way, the talk will cover the history of “Great Replacement Theory” and how it has informed disenfranchisement efforts, past and present.

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Christopher (Chris) Vials is a Professor of English, Director of American Studies at UConn (Storrs). Vials recently published The Antifascism Reader (Edited with Bill V. Mullen) Verso Books, 2020. His current research interests include far right movements, the way they have shaped the U.S. political mainstream, and the cultural impact of the US far right.

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Date:
November 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Cost:
FREE
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Online

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Charter Oak Cultural Center
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(860) 310-2580
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