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

By: Weiss, Elaine F, 1952- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 404 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143128991; 014312899XSubject(s): United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment -- History | Women -- Suffrage -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Suffragists -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century | Suffragists -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Woman's hour.DDC classification: 324.6/2309768 LOC classification: JK1911.T2 | W45 2018
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.
Summary: "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 Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391) and index.

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.

"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 Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights"-- Provided by publisher.

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