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

Elaine Weiss

Nashville, August 1920. 35 states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, 12 have rejected it 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 to win the right to vote. Award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss chronicles the nail-biting final fight, pitting the "Suffs" against conservative politicians, business magnates, and the "Antis"--women who feared the vote would undermine the country's moral fiber. "Weiss has written a historical narrative with the urgency of a thriller," writes Publisher's Weekly.