The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
- Paperback: 432 pages
- By Elaine Weiss
By August of 1920, 35 states in the union had approved the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. For women’s voting rights to be the law of the land, one last state was needed: Tennessee. Women suffragists faced vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, the corporate world and racists who didn’t want black women to vote. Added to this were “Antis” - women who opposed their own enfranchisement, fearing that suffrage would bring about moral collapse.
The Woman’s Hour follows the stories of a few remarkable women who led their forces into battle for freedom, bringing with it the opening of the fight for civil rights.