“At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box, and Elaine Weiss’s unforgettable book tells the story of the female leaders who—in the face of towering economic, racial, and political opposition—fought for and won American women's right to vote/5(). Feminist historian Susan Ware, author of a new history of the American women's suffrage movement, urges us to remember how important suffrage was in the fight for women's rights, on the cusp of its US centennial—and reveals the story of women getting the right to vote didn't just begin at Seneca Falls. Interview by Eve Gerber. The epic struggle to secure the vote for half the American population is chronicled in The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking, pp., ★★★ out of four. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote is a comprehensive and meticulously researched study of the fight for the women's vote across the nation but focusing on the fight for the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in Tennessee, the thirty-sixth state that would bring voting rights for women throughout the United States, and not the patchwork of inequities and partial freedoms that presently /5.
“Finish the Fight!” is a book about the American suffrage movement for middle-grade readers. The following excerpts have been edited and condensed. It took the . 19th Amendment: A Timeline of the Fight for All Women's Right to Vote. From Seneca Falls to the civil rights movement, see what events led to Author: Sarah Pruitt. [link] The National Women’s History Project’s Gazette, How Women Won the Vote,celebrates suffragists and activity in all the states and covers plans for the suffrage centennial. However, with limited space, it did not list any books or other Size: KB. Read for grad school class. Great nonfiction book to use for programming about women's rights and civil rights. Many of the women fighting for the right to vote were POC, so waging war on various fronts simultaneously. Written by a sitting female senator, so provides a great note about how far women have come since then/5(63).
—The National Book Review “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—would be well-served by picking up Elaine Weiss’s The Woman’s Hour. By focusing in on the final battle in the war to win women the Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Suffrage review: epic retelling of US women's long battle for the vote History books A century after the 19th amendment, Ellen Carol DuBois makes the familiar new and sheds light on a fight Author: Clara Bingham. Women’s Rights and the Continuing Fight for Equality. An inspirational gift for women. In her book Victory for the Vote, Women’s history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women’s seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality/5(7). OCLC Number: Notes: Publisher's advertisement:  page at end. Description: vii, pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 19 cm: Contents: Introduction --What women are asking for --The meaning of the Parliamentary vote --Why women want the vote --Where the law is unjust to women --Women and the administration --Anti-suffrage arguments --Forty years of ladylike methods --Militant methods.