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The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote

Title
The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote / Elaine Weiss.
Author
Weiss, Elaine F., 1952-
Publication
  • [New York, New York] : Viking, [2018]
  • ©2018

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Details

Description
404 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-391) and index.
Contents
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.
Call Number
JFE 18-2773
ISBN
  • 0525429727
  • 9780525429722
OCLC
  • 993691626
  • 993691626
Author
Weiss, Elaine F., 1952- author.
Title
The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote / Elaine Weiss.
Publisher
[New York, New York] : Viking, [2018]
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-391) and index.
Summary
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.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Research Call Number
JFE 18-2773
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