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

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

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-391) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- 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 -- Epilogue.
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."--Jacket.
Subject: United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment > History.
United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment > History.
United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment > History.
Constitution (United States)
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > 20th century.
Suffragists > United States > History.
Women > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
HISTORY > United States > 20th Century.
HISTORY > Women.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Political Process > Campaigns & Elections.
Suffragists.
Women > Political activity.
Women > Suffrage.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History.
Suffragists > United States > History.
Women > Political activity > United States > History.
Suffragists > United States > History.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > 20th century.
Women > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
United States.
Genre: History.