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

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

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- The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history: the down and dirty campaign to...

DownloadRead Online
Title:The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Author:Elaine F. Weiss
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0525429727
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

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

  • Bronwyn
    Aug 02, 2018
    This was really interesting. I'll admit I got a bit bogged down with all the political recountings, even though I knew there would be a lot. Towards the end they got interesting though - those last votes...! I found it really interesting how much of what went on then is like what's goi...
  • Lisa Wright
    Nov 15, 2017
    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 t...
  • Judy
    Jun 20, 2018
    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...
  • Karen
    May 18, 2018
    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...
  • Elizabeth☮
    Jul 05, 2018
    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....
  • Kate Schwarz
    Apr 30, 2018
    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...
  • Mehrsa
    May 12, 2018
    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...
  • Giselle Bradley
    Jun 30, 2018
    4.5 Stars ...
  • Amber Spencer
    Mar 24, 2018
    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...
  • Krisette Spangler
    Apr 17, 2018
    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...
  • Andy Miller
    May 23, 2018
    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...
  • Jillian Doherty
    Aug 14, 2017
    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' voic...
  • Mary
    Nov 19, 2017
    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 playe...
  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    Apr 27, 2018
    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...
  • Teri
    Jun 15, 2018
    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....
  • Rachel Rooney
    Mar 18, 2018
    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Feb 25, 2018
    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 G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...
  • Shel
    Mar 24, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...
  • Jeimy
    May 13, 2018
    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...
  • Carol Surges
    Apr 23, 2018
    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...
  • Chris Jaffe
    May 25, 2018
    This is a really good book about the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It's not an exhaustive history of the movement from Seneca Falls in 1848 until final success in 1920. Instead, it's focus is much more narrow: the fight for the 36th state: Tennessee. Without Tennessee, they could...
  • Leslie Goddard
    Apr 06, 2018
    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always turns me off when book publishers are not entirely clear about a book's actual theme in the title. Still, it?s a g...
  • JQAdams
    Jul 19, 2018
    The campaign to ratify the women's-suffrage amendment in Tennessee, the pivotal state that put the amendment over the top, seems like it should make for a great drama, even if readers are likely to know how the story turned out: the amendment just barely passed so everyone's decisions ...
  • Jayne
    Dec 14, 2017
    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting 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...
  • Karen
    Mar 19, 2018
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...
  • AMY
    Jun 15, 2018
    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...
  • Margaret Chapman
    Jul 18, 2018
    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...
  • Linh
    Apr 06, 2018
    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...
  • ItchyFeetReader
    Jul 06, 2018
    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...
  • Fornia
    Apr 20, 2018
    may or may not have cried ...