The Woman's Hour

The Woman's Hour

The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Book - 2018
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2018
Branch Call Number: 324.6230973 W429w
Characteristics: 404 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm

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GummiGirl
Apr 12, 2018

A sharp snapshot of a political battle that marked the end of a very long war. Of course many of the issues are still with us a century later, and a certain presidential candidate bears some similarities to the current incumbent. But it's really about Tennessee in 1920 and the major forces in that world.

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StarGladiator
Mar 12, 2018

Until the American voter begins voting in larger numbers, this book is purely antithetical.
[Notice I shall refrain from touching upon a primary reason for women getting the vote in 1920: they came out in large numbers to pass Prohibition, which led to an explosion in the banksters and their crime syndicates, leading to the Great Crash {part Mellon's sucking-blood-from-a-turnip economic warfare policies/part laundering all that money from illegal sale of alcohol through the stock exchange} - - well done! And now we have Trump . . .]

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