• Our Unfinished March

  • The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan
  • By: Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman
  • Narrated by: Eric Holder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A brutal, bloody, and at times hopeful history of the vote; a primer on the opponents fighting to take it away; and a playbook for how we can save our democracy before it’s too late—from the former US Attorney General on the front lines of this fight

Voting is our most important right as Americans—“the right that protects all the others,” as Lyndon Johnson famously said when he signed the Voting Rights Act—but it’s also the one most violently contested throughout US history. Since the gutting of the act in the landmark Shelby County v. Holder case in 2013, many states have passed laws restricting the vote. After the 2020 election, President Trump’s effort to overturn the vote has evolved into a slow-motion coup, with many Republicans launching an all-out assault on our democracy. The vote seems to be in unprecedented peril. 

But the peril is not at all unprecedented. America is a fragile democracy, Eric Holder argues, whose citizens have only had unfettered access to the ballot since the 1960s. He takes listeners through three dramatic stories of how the vote was won: first by White men, through violence and insurrection; then by White women, through protests and mass imprisonments; and finally by African Americans, in the face of lynchings and terrorism. Next, he dives into how the vote has been stripped away since Shelby—a case in which Holder was one of the parties. He ends with visionary chapters on how we can reverse this tide of voter suppression and become a true democracy where every voice is heard and every vote is counted.

Full of surprising history, intensive analysis, and actionable plans for the future, this is a powerful primer on our most urgent political struggle from one of the country's leading advocates.

©2022 Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman (P)2022 Random House Audio
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A must for all to read and learn their history!!

This is the first audible book that I actually listened to multiple times and even took notes. The author made me so curious about our history that I plan to go to the library to get DVDs on some of his references. I am thankful to be alive on some of his references that are fresh in my mind. Voting is something we cannot take for granted because we can lose it in a New York minute!! Our Congress is broken!! We, Americans, must fix it by not letting our ability to vote be taken away from us. I loved this book!

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Great Read!!

Great read! Former AG Holder provides a very clear history lesson on voting rights in America from inception to present day, including ongoing efforts by various forces (at all levels of government) to restrict or limit those right for people of color. He also encourages all of us to stay focus and engage ourselves by voting, running for political offices, etc. to protect and defend voting rights.

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love Eric Holder

Very insightful ... grew up with this reality as a child and a new awareness as I am a senior it is still is alive in this country.

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Voting Rights, a walk through history

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder book, Unfinished March serves as a reminder that African Americans has yet to obtain full citizenship rights outline by the U.S. Constitution Amendments 15 and 19. I enjoyed the walk through history understanding every triumph and setbacks when dealing with the right to vote. What is missing? The resolution or outcome Holder is seeking.

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A fantastic audible book!

Good listen and information. Fantastic read! I will recommend this audio to family and friends.

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Must read for lover of democracy.

Clear arguement for removal of the fillerbuster and the electoral college. As well as, term limits for the supreme court.

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Eric Holder: Our Unfinished March

This a fantastic read/lesson. Eric provides a complete history of the civil rights struggle from the Civil War through today. I treasure this and recommend it to everyone I know. The struggle is real and he outlines it, as well as remedies for to preserve our votes and our democracy! ♥️♥️♥️

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Definitely the History, the Crises and a Plan

I recommend this book for all, even if to review and refresh the fight for an equal vote for all…a never ending march…

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A Need T Know History Of Voter Suppression And A Way To Fix It

Holder ties in the Constitution and summarizes voter suppression from the civil war to the present time. It is a short but good summary, which ties in real life stories.
The best part of the book is his analysis of the danger to our democracy and the practical actions we can take to stop voter suppression and save our democracy. His proposal to negate the effects of the electoral college is promising and practical, as are his suggestions to reform the Supreme Court.
Anyone who wants to understand the problems with our political system and the real threat to our democracy should read this book, especially pro democracy Republicans and Independents.

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Clear as a sunny day

I could not put this book down. Now I see why its been said “fix the problems of the black man and you will fix the problems of America “.