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The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote / Elaine Weiss.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library 324.623 WEI (Text) 33500012661138 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 324.623 WEI (Text) 33500013091939 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143128991
  • ISBN: 0525429727
  • ISBN: 9780525429722
  • Physical Description: 404 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-391) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
To Nashville -- Lay of the land -- The feminist peril -- The woman question -- Democracy at home -- The Governor's quandary -- The blessing -- On account of sex -- Front porch -- Home and Heaven -- The woman's hour -- Cranking the machine -- Prison pin -- Fieldwork -- A real and threatening danger -- War of the roses -- In justice to womanhood -- Terrorizing Tennessee manhood -- Petticoat government -- Armageddon -- The hour has come -- Liberty Bell -- Election Day.
Summary, etc.:
An account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders.
"The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history. Nashville, August 1920. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, granting all women the vote, is on the verge of ratification--or defeat. Out of the thirty-six states needed, thirty-five have approved it, and one last state is still in play--Tennessee. After a seven-decade crusade to win the ballot, this is the moment of truth for the suffragists, and Nashville becomes a frenzied battleground as the enormous forces allied for and against women's suffrage make their last stand. Elaine Weiss artfully recasts the saga of women's quest for the vote by focusing on the campaign's last six weeks, when it all came down to one ambivalent state."--Dust jacket.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1
    *Starred Review* After 70 years of struggle to secure the right to vote for women, the fate of female suffrage hung on the tangled internal politics of Tennessee in August 1920. Powerful suffragists and anti-suffrage forces converged in Nashville as the state legislators met to decide if Tennessee would be the thirty-fifth and final vote needed to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. Twelve states had already rejected or refused to vote for the amendment. This was its last chance. In the sweltering heat of August, suffragists confronted the volatile mix of politics, commerce, and social change at the end of WWI and the start of Prohibition. Southern pols fretted about liquor and railroad interests, federal meddling, protection of southern womanhood, and a desire to suppress the black vote, not widen it with the addition of black women voters. Ratification was coming ahead of the presidential election in November, creating complications for politicians from Democratic president Woodrow Wilson to the governor and local pols. What would the future hold for any of them if women won the right to vote? All the while, the suffragists struggled with their own internecine battles over tactics and the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Weiss brings to life the fascinating characters at the heart of one of the most pivotal events in U.S. history with striking similarity to the social and political tensions of today. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor's Choice honoree, she is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army in the Great War (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press).

Subject: United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment > History.
Constitution (United States)
United States Constitution 19th Amendment > History.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > 20th century.
Suffragists > United States > History.
Women > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Political activity.
Women > Suffrage
United States.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
HISTORY / Women.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
Suffragists > United States > History.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: History.

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