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The Resource The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote, Elaine Weiss

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

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The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote
Title
The woman's hour
Title remainder
the great fight to win the vote
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Weiss
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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. The dauntless--but divided--suffragists confront the 'Antis'--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. With the 1920 elections looming, the Suffs are also opposed by wary politicians, corporate lobbyists, and blatant racists who don't want black women voting. In the steaming corridors of Nashville's state house and hotels, they stage a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bourbon, bigotry, and the Bible, and at the last moment, a crucial vote of conscience. [This book] has all the color and drama of a great political novel, but Weiss also shows how the core themes of American history--race, class, money, gender, states' rights, power, and democracy--all came into play in Nashville. Rich with vivid characters--and appearances by Susan B. Anthony, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt--The Woman's Hour shows what it took for activists to win their own freedom and how close they came to losing. Unfolding in the lingering shadow of the Civil War, and in the aftermath of the war to 'make the world safe for democracy,' the drama in Nashville also marks the dawning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights."
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1952-
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Weiss, Elaine F.
Dewey number
324.6/230973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1896
LC item number
.W45 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • United States.
  • Women
  • Suffragists
  • Women
  • Suffragists
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
Label
The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote, Elaine Weiss
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (404 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698407831
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
288568fb-1950-434f-bd5f-3489baaff749
Publisher number
EB00707259
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1027964342
  • (OCoLC)on1027964342
  • 1385678
Label
The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote, Elaine Weiss
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (404 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698407831
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
288568fb-1950-434f-bd5f-3489baaff749
Publisher number
EB00707259
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1027964342
  • (OCoLC)on1027964342
  • 1385678

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