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Book Nook: The Woman's Hour - the Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss


A century ago the suffragettes who were trying to win the right to vote were drawing closer to victory in their long campaign. The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was finally passed as the state of Tennessee became the last state needed to ratify for the cause to be won. The drama that took place in Nashville was truly amazing.

Elaine Weiss tells the tale of what happened that summer. It is a stirring story and one that is not very well known 100 years later. There were many underlying themes in this drama and one of them was racism. This story will resonate with anyone who is concerned about the efforts currently underway to suppress the vote in a number of states.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.


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