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franchise
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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1  —2 uses as in:
franchise to vote
Definition
a privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
  • But few have pretended that the present movement for disfranchisement in the South is for such a purpose; it has been plainly and frankly declared in nearly every case that the object of the disfranchising laws is the elimination of the black man from politics.
    Chapter 9 (48% in)
  • The disfranchisement of the Negro.
    Chapter 3 (55% in)

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  • The decent and reputable citizens of the North who neglected their own civic duties grew hilarious over the exaggerated importance with which the Negro regarded the franchise.
    Chapter 9 (44% in)

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