The Woman's Hour

The Woman's Hour The Great Fight to Win the Vote

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Synopsis

Nashville, 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 American Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474612210
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 324.62309768
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 404 , 32 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 376g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 32mm