Elaine Weiss - The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

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Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The Nineteenth Amendment is a simple and elegant statement that belies the long struggle that led to its ratification. Passed by Congress in June 1919, seventy years after the campaign for women’s suffrage was launched at the Seneca Falls Convention, the Amendment needed ratification by thirty-six states. By August 1920, thirty-five states had approved it and twelve had rejected or refused to vote on it, leaving its fate to Tennessee. In her dramatic and illuminating account of the suffrage movement’s final six weeks, Weiss, an award-winning journalist and author of Fruits of Victory, vividly profiles the key figures on all sides, details what each felt was at stake, outlines the dizzying repertoire of political dirty tricks in play, and puts the suffrage campaign into the context of the civil rights era to come.

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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780525429722
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Viking - March 6th, 2018

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