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The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote
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Published:
New York, New York : Viking, [2018].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
404 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Special Collections - Tenn.
SpecColl 324.623 W4295w Tenn
Description
"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader"--Hillary Rodham Clinton Soon to Be a Major Television Event The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. "With a skill reminiscent of Robert Caro, [Weiss] turns the potentially dry stuff of legislative give-and-take into a drama of courage and cowardice."-- The Wall Street Journal "Weiss is a clear and genial guide with an ear for telling language ... She also shows a superb sense of detail, and it's the deliciousness of her details that suggests certain individuals warrant entire novels of their own... Weiss's thoroughness is one of the book's great strengths. So vividly had she depicted events that by the climactic vote (spoiler alert: The amendment was ratified!), I got goose bumps."--Curtis Sittenfeld, The New York Times Book Review Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel's, and the Bible. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0525429727, 9780525429722

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weiss, E. F. (2018). The woman's hour: the great fight to win the vote. New York, New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weiss, Elaine F., 1952-. 2018. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. New York, New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weiss, Elaine F., 1952-, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. New York, New York: Viking, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weiss, Elaine F. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. New York, New York: Viking, 2018. Print.

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