Gregory P. Downs

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Gregory P. Downs is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis.

The Democrats Now Face A Historic Opportunity For Structural Change
If Democrats sweep the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives this fall, they will have an opportunity to repair the nation’s broken systems, not just make new policies.
For More Than A Century, Americans Fine-Tuned The Rules Of Democracy. Why Have We Stopped?
We forget that periodically throughout history, the U.S. has embraced dramatic reforms to how power works when it became clear the system wasn't working.
Why Changing The Way We See The Civil War Will Help Us Preserve Our Country
We should view the Civil War as a second American revolution — with that perspective, we'll be able to realize the reforms necessary to preserve our rights.
Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA). (Library of Congress) 19th Century Republicans Have A Lesson For 21st Century Democrats Prime Badge
Today’s Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History
Rebels in the post-Civil War South perfected the art of excluding voters, but it was yankees in the North who developed the script.
Further Reading On The Fight To Vote
The Hidden History Of Juneteenth
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