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

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

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. "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- The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history: the down and dirty campaign to...

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Title:The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Author:Elaine F. Weiss
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Genres:History
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:416 pages pages

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

  • Kirby
    Nov 19, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

  • Bronwyn
    Aug 02, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

    Really important history. Definitely worth reading. It's about the last state to ratify the 19th amendment and the battle between the suffragettes and the anti-suffragettes in Tennessee but also all the outside actors who influence it. It also gives good little snippets of suffragist h...

    As I was reading this book, I kept scratching my head. I know as a woman I can vote -- I did so a few weeks ago -- but the way this book is written, I wasn't sure Tennessee was actually going to put us over the finish line. (Quite frankly, none of the other participants who were there ...

    This was really interesting. I'll admit I got a bit bogged down with all the political recountings, even though I knew there would be a lot. Towards the end they got interesting though - those last votes...! I found it really interesting how much of what went on then is like what's goi...

  • Judy
    Jun 20, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

  • Karen
    May 18, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

  • Elizabeth☮
    Jul 05, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

  • Mehrsa
    May 12, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

  • Giselle Bradley
    Jun 30, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

  • Amber Spencer
    Mar 24, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

  • Krisette Spangler
    Apr 17, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

  • Andy Miller
    May 23, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Aug 14, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

  • Mary
    Nov 19, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    Apr 27, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

  • Nancy F.
    Nov 17, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

    Really important history. Definitely worth reading. It's about the last state to ratify the 19th amendment and the battle between the suffragettes and the anti-suffragettes in Tennessee but also all the outside actors who influence it. It also gives good little snippets of suffragist h...

    As I was reading this book, I kept scratching my head. I know as a woman I can vote -- I did so a few weeks ago -- but the way this book is written, I wasn't sure Tennessee was actually going to put us over the finish line. (Quite frankly, none of the other participants who were there ...

    This was really interesting. I'll admit I got a bit bogged down with all the political recountings, even though I knew there would be a lot. Towards the end they got interesting though - those last votes...! I found it really interesting how much of what went on then is like what's goi...

    This was a very slow read for me. I really enjoyed learning about the ratification of the 19th amendment...especially since it took place in Nashville! I am still amazed that so many women fought against this. I look forward to celebrating the 100 year anniversary of this event with a ...

  • Teri
    Jun 15, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

  • Rachel Rooney
    Mar 18, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

    Really important history. Definitely worth reading. It's about the last state to ratify the 19th amendment and the battle between the suffragettes and the anti-suffragettes in Tennessee but also all the outside actors who influence it. It also gives good little snippets of suffragist h...

    As I was reading this book, I kept scratching my head. I know as a woman I can vote -- I did so a few weeks ago -- but the way this book is written, I wasn't sure Tennessee was actually going to put us over the finish line. (Quite frankly, none of the other participants who were there ...

    This was really interesting. I'll admit I got a bit bogged down with all the political recountings, even though I knew there would be a lot. Towards the end they got interesting though - those last votes...! I found it really interesting how much of what went on then is like what's goi...

    This was a very slow read for me. I really enjoyed learning about the ratification of the 19th amendment...especially since it took place in Nashville! I am still amazed that so many women fought against this. I look forward to celebrating the 100 year anniversary of this event with a ...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

  • L
    Oct 18, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

    Really important history. Definitely worth reading. It's about the last state to ratify the 19th amendment and the battle between the suffragettes and the anti-suffragettes in Tennessee but also all the outside actors who influence it. It also gives good little snippets of suffragist h...

    As I was reading this book, I kept scratching my head. I know as a woman I can vote -- I did so a few weeks ago -- but the way this book is written, I wasn't sure Tennessee was actually going to put us over the finish line. (Quite frankly, none of the other participants who were there ...

    This was really interesting. I'll admit I got a bit bogged down with all the political recountings, even though I knew there would be a lot. Towards the end they got interesting though - those last votes...! I found it really interesting how much of what went on then is like what's goi...

    This was a very slow read for me. I really enjoyed learning about the ratification of the 19th amendment...especially since it took place in Nashville! I am still amazed that so many women fought against this. I look forward to celebrating the 100 year anniversary of this event with a ...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    At times it was hard to read this book mainly because so much of what went on before, during, and after women won the right to vote still goes on today -- and not just for women. Voting rights are still under attack and puzzlingly some women (Ann Coulter) believe women shouldn't even h...

  • Shoshanna
    Nov 15, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

    Really important history. Definitely worth reading. It's about the last state to ratify the 19th amendment and the battle between the suffragettes and the anti-suffragettes in Tennessee but also all the outside actors who influence it. It also gives good little snippets of suffragist h...

  • Margaret
    Aug 20, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Feb 25, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

  • Maria
    Oct 24, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

  • Shel
    Mar 24, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

  • Jeimy
    May 13, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

  • Carol Surges
    Apr 23, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

  • Karen Kay
    Mar 19, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

  • AMY
    Jun 15, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

  • Margaret Chapman
    Jul 18, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

  • Linh
    Apr 06, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

  • ItchyFeetReader
    Jul 06, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

  • Sugarpuss
    Dec 01, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    It is the battleground of Memphis, Tennessee in August 1920 where Carrie Catt and Alice Paul, suffragettes, stand toe-to-toe with Josephine Pearson, an anti-suffragette. The fight for the 19th Amendment comes down to one more needed state to ratify, giving the vote to women in America....

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    There are key figures in the battle to ratify the nineteenth amendment that I didn?t know about until reading this book. There is a lot of history to this one and it gave me a new appreciation for the women that fought societal norms to pave the road to suffrage. It wasn?t easy....

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    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. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    4.5 Stars ...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    WOW! What a phenomenal book. Elaine Weiss crafted a masterful page-turner that explores the events leading up to Tennessee?s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Though focused on that specific event and time, she creatively gives enough of a broad scope of the suffrage question...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A comprehensive telling of the political battle of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. The book immediately pushes back against today's perspective that ratification was inevitable; while 35 of the needed 36 states had already ratified, momentum had stalled and most of the ...

    A captivatingly readable narrative of the final weeks of a decade long fight to bring universal suffrage to the US through the ratification of the 19th amendment. Eye opening for the depth of the political shenanigans and blatant racism this exceptionally well researched book has a rel...

    I finished listening to this two days ago, and still an anger lingers. I'm angry that I'm a Tennessean and history minor in undergrad, yet I didn't know how integral TN was in women's suffrage until last year. Arguably, the most important contribution TN made to the US was to be the 36...

    I've been listening to The Woman's Hour over the past 3 months as an audiobook and finished it yesterday on my way to work. I won't be writing a full review for this one because I really don't have much to say about it. I wanted to love it, I'm glad it exists, but it was just so bo...

    This book is a great testament to the importance of perseverance, not only in politics and activism, but in anything that you do. There were so many points in the final stages of the women's suffrage movement when it seemed like the amendment would be defeated, but they never gave up. ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    404 pages. I read 22 pages (1 chapter) and could not go further. I tried reading this many days but never seemed to get very far. I finally decided I was going to at least finish the first chapter tonight. Even though I am sure the author did a great job of sharing all the numerous det...

    The United States Constitution has only been amended 27 times in its long history. Is it nearly perfect or it is difficult to get an amendment passed? The Woman's Hour is the story of the final weeks of the fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The amendment had been passed...

    Really important history. Definitely worth reading. It's about the last state to ratify the 19th amendment and the battle between the suffragettes and the anti-suffragettes in Tennessee but also all the outside actors who influence it. It also gives good little snippets of suffragist h...

    As I was reading this book, I kept scratching my head. I know as a woman I can vote -- I did so a few weeks ago -- but the way this book is written, I wasn't sure Tennessee was actually going to put us over the finish line. (Quite frankly, none of the other participants who were there ...