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Elaine Weiss, Author of the Woman's Hour at MIHS

Join the Mercer Island Library at Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center in hosting national best-selling author Elaine Weiss. She will give a talk about her book The Woman's Hour in celebration of the centennial of the woman's right to vote. We will be proudly selling books to those interested in support of this fantastic book,

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state--Tennessee--is needed for women's voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation's moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman's Hour is the gripping story of how America's women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor's Choice honoree, she is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army in the Great War (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press).

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
9100 SE 42nd St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019