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Elaine Weiss on "The Woman's Hour" and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Mar 20, 2018

A new history of the final push for the women's vote.
Credit Cover art courtesy Viking Press

It’s coming up on 100 years since the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, was ratified by legislatures in the requisite three-fourths of US states.  The suffragist movement had begun 72 years earlier.  In the summer of 1920, in Nashville, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, just in time for the 1920 elections, in which 10 million women helped to sweep Warren Harding into office in a landslide victory. 

This year, as historically large numbers of American women are launching campaigns for election at all levels of government, Baltimore-based author and journalist Elaine Weiss has written a timely and compelling account of the final push in the long and hard-fought battle for women’s suffrage. Her new book is called The Woman’s Hour:  The Great Fight to Win the VoteShe joins Tom in Studio A.

Elaine Weiss is a Baltimore-based author and journalist.
Credit Photo by Nina Subin

Elaine Weiss will be talking about her new book at the Enoch Pratt Central Library here in Baltimore, as part of the library's Writers Live series.  That event, originally scheduled for tonight, has been rescheduled due to the severe weather, and will take place on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30pm.  Follow the link for updated event details.