The Woman's Hour by Elaine F. Weiss

The Woman's Hour

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 Shetter...

Details The Woman's Hour

TitleThe Woman's Hour
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
GenreNonfiction, History, Feminism, Politics, Womens, North American Hi..., American History

Reviews The Woman's Hour

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    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 more state is required for ratification of the nineteenth amen...
  • Mary
    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...
  • Jillian Doherty
    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 power...
  • Lisa Wright
    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...
  • Jayne
    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 affiliations...that 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.
  • Deirdre LaRock
    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 h...
  • Paige
    i think this is a good book to read outloud