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Woman's Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote
Woman's Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote | Elaine Weiss
The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. 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.
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ferskner
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I'm #audiobaking with my favorite chocolate chip recipe and a book about the suffrage movement in Tennessee. I also remembered that I completely forgot to post a #bfcr3 update last week. 🤦 Truth be told, I've had a bunch of small health issues that have kept me from exercising much, but I think it's important to pay attention to my body's messages. Sleep is going decently well, though! 4/12 books read. #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Texreader My body tells me to eat those cookies! Yum! 🍪❤️ 4mo
Bookzombie I second what @Texreader said! 4mo
IamIamIam Cookies always benefit your heart and your brain. Trust me, I went to culinary school. 🤣😁🍪 They look delicious and I love that you're using a silpat!!! 4mo
ferskner @Texreader @Bookzombie I know, right??? I'm just following orders! @IamIamIam Silpat is one of the greatest inventions ever! Although these are Amazon knockoffs, but they get the job done. :) 4mo
wanderinglynn 👍🏻👍🏻 Always listen to your body. And those cookies look delicious! 😋 4mo
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goodbyefrancie
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Book mail is the best mail. 📚📚

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sammisho
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Pickpick

Perfect way to end #womanshistory month! If you take your right to vote for granted, read this book! If you want to feel empowered, read this book! It took a 72 year movement, to get the 19th amendment ratified. I have never felt so grateful for the brave women who came before me. And the numerous parallels to today's political and social climate was astounding. We still have so much work to do.

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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“When the founders wrote “We the People,” they really meant “We the White, Wealthy Men.” Despite much lofty rhetoric, all men were not created equal, and women didn‘t count at all.” #internationalwomensday #litsywalkers #tbr pic from my walk today

ScientistSam What lovely pic! 9mo
karajay That's an awesome pic! 9mo
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BibliOphelia Very cool picture. Happy Int‘l Women‘s Day! 9mo
Cortg Love the picture! ❤️ 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon ♥♥♥ that photo. 9mo
BiblioLitten Great picture! 💙 9mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful brilliant pic 9mo
RachelO 😍Beautiful! 9mo
Book_Gobbler Gorgeous photo and a quote of pure truth. Perfect. ♥️😘 9mo
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sammisho
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This is my ambitious March #tbr. Dedicating the month to books by and about bad ass women, doing bad ass stuff!
#womenshistorymonth

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💖♀️✊🏼 9mo
Weaponxgirl That‘s an awesome list! 9mo
Daisey Great list! I‘ve read a few of these and have others on the someday TBR. I look forward to seeing what you think! 9mo
staci.reads Love this list! 9mo
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Librarybelle
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On my to read list, this book chronicles a specific battle in United States‘ women‘s fight for suffrage. #SisterSuffragette #MusicalNewYear

Cinfhen Another book that sounds fascinating 10mo
lauralovesbooks1 This was an excellent read! 10mo
vivastory Sounds really interesting 10mo
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valeriegeary
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This seems like an excellent night to start listening to this one. So far I'm enthralled. And I haven't even gotten past the intro yet! #vote

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SleepyDragon
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I voted in the most book nerd way possible and dropped our ballots off at the library last Saturday. But today I'm rockin' my ALTNPS shirt to ward off bad mojo. 💙🇱🇷🌊 #votersoflitsy #vote

VeganCleopatra Love the sticker! You don't even get a sticker for mail-in/drop-off voting in my state. Sigh. 😞 13mo
SleepyDragon @VeganCleopatra They are really trying to promote it here in California. There is even a portion at the end of the instruction sheet with directions on how to take a selfie with your sealed ballot envelope. Lol (It kind of lies, though, since I dropped it at a drop off location instead of mailing it. Lol 13mo
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Amandajoy
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The parking lot was pretty full this morning at the polls. Didn‘t need my book, but I was ready to wait all day if I had to. 🇺🇸

Crazeedi ❤️ 13mo
Burghbookaddict Aww, your sticker is way better than mine 13mo
SimplyShelia Great sticker! 13mo
AmyG Nice sticker!!! I never got one in NJ and was so excited to get one in CO! 13mo
Amandajoy @BookishCleaningLady @AmyG Nebraska does do a fancy voting sticker! 13mo
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JoScho
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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.

This one is a Goodreads 2018 Nominee ❤️

#makeyourvotecount #fallintoreading

vkois88 ❤❤ 13mo
BookishMarginalia Which is why it‘s always so vital to exercise our right to vote.🗽🗳 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 13mo
Crazeedi ❤️ 13mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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4thhouseontheleft 💪🏾💪🏽💪🏻 13mo
Crazeedi ❤️ 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️👏 13mo
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crhealey
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Opening up school this morning and serving breakfast to the kids because I early voted and am doing a favor to my colleagues! Even if you early voted, make it easier for your friends to go vote! #vote

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Twocougs
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Pickpick

Proof again that when women are determined, they can get the job done. Thank you to these smart, tough women that got the 19th amendment ratified so I have the privilege to vote.

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Jnnlb
Mehso-so

Very detailed account of the fight to get the women‘s vote and the people who fought for and against the fight. Slow read

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Pickpick

Exceptionally researched, brilliantly readable this was eye opening. The political shenanigans, distrust and rampant racism that went alongside the campaign to finally grant women the vote in the US is played out with obvious modern day parallels. A full recommend. I‘ve already handed this over to my dad to read!

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Itchyfeetreader
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I am so enjoying this book which was a #blameitonlitsy birthday request. Keeping track of all of the players is proving tough as I have never studied American history but it is fascinating and pretty relevant today. Kept me occupied on a slow moving train !

TrishB This looks fascinating! 1y
Itchyfeetreader @TrishB It really is. well researched but almost like reading a novel as well. Also interesting reading so soon after eloquent rage 1y
TrishB I‘m going to get it for my son - he loves American politics and he‘ll love the feminist slant. I get to read too of course! 1y
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Purrsistently
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These are on my tbr pile, so much good stuff coming this year!

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rachelsbrittain
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Pickpick

The amount of detail in this book is astounding (& occasionally slows things down) but the amount I learned about the women's suffrage movement & the ratification of the 19th amendment made it worth it. I particularly appreciated Weiss's commitment to depicting an honest portrayal of all sides (for & against) & the role racism played--both for Antis & the white Suffs who were more concerned w getting the vote than actual universal suffrage.

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rachelsbrittain
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Sunshine and reading 🌞

SledgeReader @rachelsbrittain + #chaco love! Wine or tea?? 2y
rachelsbrittain @SledgeReader sadly neither but I definitely would've taken some tea to just really make things perfect 😅 2y
rather_be_reading the best! 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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Sounds good to me-- why *can't* the rooster sit on the eggs for a change? 😂

Texreader Right!! 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Pickpick

This book is amazing — edge-of-your-seat nonfiction about the fight to ratify the 19th amendment in the fateful 36th state needed for women‘s suffrage to become a right across all the US. Riveting. And sad that the racial arguments are still alive today. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RaimeyGallant I'm intrigued. 2y
Aims42 This was such a great book! I learned so much from it 👍🏻 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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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. 1/2 ⬇️

WanderingBookaneer Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfully, women are reclaiming their political power. Let us hope that the unity created by the International Women Marches leads to changes at such a grand scale as that described in this book. 2/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
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denise
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suffragette sunday 💪

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KimHM
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! What a day at #WatermarkBookstore in Wichita! Great books, great friends, and a new hat! 💚📚💜📚💙📚❤️📚

Christine Love the hat!! 2y
Daisey This seems a very appropriate hat! 2y
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lauralovesbooks1
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Pickpick

This was absolutely riveting from the first page to the last. When the 19th Amendment was up for ratification, suffregetes and anti-suffregettes converged in Nashville in a no-holds barred battle. The ending had me on the edge of my seat as much as any thriller I have ever watched or read. Weiss doesn't shy away from the shameful concessions and lack of support for racial equity that was involved in the push for the vote. Highly recommend.

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Aims42
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Pickpick

Since you can‘t hear the rain that is falling outside, I figured this overlay would suffice ☔️ I really enjoyed this book, I learned a lot about this movement that my history classes glazed over. My string of picking good “books about women who get sh!t done” continues 👍🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

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Aims42
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How I rock a Saturday when the hubby is out of town. Got the heat cranked up to 68 and I‘m soaking it in 😇

Suet624 68 is always a treat. 😁 2y
Aims42 @Suet624 I didn‘t have to have a sweatshirt and blanket on while I was reading. It was GLORIOUS 🤣🙌🏻 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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"They had to beat back the accepted medical wisdom that strenuous thinking harmed a woman's reproductive organs, draining the lifeblood from her ovaries to her brain, endangering not just civilization, but the human species."

YIKES.

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Aims42
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At my parents-in-law‘s house enjoying a Little King brew (pen for reference) 🤣 #booksandbrews

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Aims42
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Having a steady stream of “women who get sh!t done” books is needed for me to make it through a day at work 🙄 My manager is useless, so at least I have books full of exemplarily women to look up to

mcipher My manager is useless, too. I feel your pain. 😒 2y
Aims42 @mcipher ughh, I‘m sorry to hear that 😞 They‘re the worst!! 2y
Notafraidofwords @mcipher what‘s with managers and their uselessness 2y
Aims42 @Notafraidofwords @mcipher if anyone finds an antidote please share 🙌🏻 2y
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Twocougs
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Thank you @strandbookstore for one of the best #bookhookup (s) ever. Super excited💃🏽 #strandbooks #feministsrule

Amandajoy That looks like a very good box 2y
Reviewsbylola Nice!! 2y
RebelReader Wow! Looks great! 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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Lunch + two excellent books

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FairyHighRoad
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Pickpick

The Woman‘s Hour tells the history of women getting the right to vote prior to the 1920 election. It‘s a detailed and interesting read. Despite it being almost 100 years in the past, the election results of 1920 sound very similar to what happened in 2016.

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FairyHighRoad
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😡 These words were written in the early 1900s. I can‘t believe that it‘s 2018 and women still have to fight for control over their own lives and bodies.

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rachelsbrittain
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Lunch & reading break (plus using all of my will power not to binge the entirety of Jessica Jones season 2 instead of doing work)

JoScho Oh yes I love Jessica Jones! I know I will fly through it too. 2y
rachelsbrittain @JoScho I adored the first season so now it's just the battle of trying not to watch the whole second season in one sitting haha 2y
JoScho @rachelsbrittain exactly. We decided to rewatch season one to prolong the magic 😀 2y
rachelsbrittain @JoScho such a good idea 😂 2y
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shortsarahrose
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#bookhaul part 2 thanks to @everlocalwest - these look so good! Just what I needed at the end of the week 📦😀📖

everlocalwest Book mail is the best mail! I hope you enjoy them! 2y
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Skygoddess1
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“No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.” Susan B. Anthony

Here‘s another couple of pictures from my visit to Susan B. Anthony‘s house yesterday in Rochester. On the left is the full view of the sculpture of Ms. Anthony with Frederick Douglas called “Let‘s Have Tea”. And on the right is a close up of Ms. Anthony holding my copy of The Woman‘s Hour. #suffragette #bookphotography

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Skygoddess1
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“Failure is Impossible” Susan B. Anthony

Today I used a few hours of my 33 hour layover in Rochester, NY to visit Susan B. Anthony‘s house, I highly recommend the tour if you ever find yourself in the area. Joining me on my visit was Elaine Weiss‘s upcoming book, The Woman‘s Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote. I was lucky enough to get an advanced readers copy and can‘t wait to dive in. It comes out March 6, 2018

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kerry
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And because my local booksellers know me well, a 2018 (!) ARC to peruse... #history #nonfiction #feminism

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TheBookStacker
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I love when I come home and there's a new ARC waiting for me to review. #gooddays

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