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The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote #2020

The Woman s Hour The Great Fight to Win the Vote The nail biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history the down and dirty campaign to get the last state to ratify the th amendment granting women the right to vote A

  • Title: The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
  • Author: Elaine F. Weiss
  • ISBN: 9780525429722
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote By Elaine F. Weiss, The nail biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history the down and dirty campaign to get the last state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote Anyone interested in the history of our country s ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice as well as those seeking the roots of current political fault lines The nail biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history the down and dirty campaign to get the last state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote Anyone interested in the history of our country s ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice as well as those seeking the roots of current political fault lines would be well served by picking up The Woman s Hour Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Hidden FiguresNashville, 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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    1. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Woman s Hour The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt The narrative presented primarily takes place in Nashville, August 1920 By this time only one state is required for ratification of the nineteenth amendment and everything fall on Tennessee The opposition feat [...]

    2. Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the Antis There were so many different issues and players in this fight for ratification It was amazing that it was passed and a true testament to the will and drive the Suffragettes had.Carl Sagan once said, You have to know the past to understand the present and Ms Weiss [...]

    3. Highlighting the power of women s fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today Weiss voice is not only readable but empowering as Daniel James Brown Boys in the Boat but as fascinating for both men and women to read Plus we could take a page from their powerful methods of activism and continue to fight against op [...]

    4. Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote This was the final chance and both sides would do whatever it took to win bullying, bribery, blackmail, and even kidnapping I was on the edge of my seat I had no idea how close the suffragists came to losing [...]

    5. Summer of 1920, Nashville The 19th Amendment is perilously close to passing, or to failing If it fails here, women s suffrage is over for a long time The chances to pass are few There is a large contingent of women pressuring the legislature to pass it There is an equally large group of women against passage The states rights argument is revived It is an interesting read But, it is also a read that will make you want to scream We know how it ends But, how it got there, it wasn t pretty.

    6. Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MAInteresting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliationsat would help tremendously.Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage to beliefs and ideals of the time and had to water down their goals in order to achieve legitimacy The whole race issue is just shameful.

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