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Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour was kind enough to stand for a photo with me. #LWV2018 #Elaineweiss #celebrity #author #LWV #thewomanshour #thedaringcomet

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Just finished this EXCELLENT book! As a woman who values my right to vote, I stand firmly on the shoulders of warriors, small in stature but mighty in spirit!
Highly recommended read: 'The Woman's Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote' by Elaine Weiss @efweiss
#suffragette #votesforwomen #19thamendment #1920s #tennessee #perfect36 #yellowroses #elaineweiss @vikingbooks @wmebooks

Just finished this EXCELLENT book! As a woman who values my right to vote, I stand firmly on the shoulders of warriors, small in stature but mighty in spirit!
Highly recommended read: 'The Woman's Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote' by Elaine Weiss @efweiss
#suffragette #votesforwomen #19thamendment #1920s #tennessee #perfect36 #yellowroses #elaineweiss

Finally posting my thoughts on The Woman’s Hour!
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First, this is a wonderful book. It focuses on the final stretch in getting the women’s suffrage amendment passed back in 1919. It was a wild, uncertain and unbelievable ride.
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Next, these women were relentless. The strength and courage it takes to fight for a cause that runs counter to the prevailing societal and political norms is inspiring. The ratification of the suffrage amendment was fought against and blocked for just about every reason you can think of. A few of the top reasons were women should be at home raising kids, women shouldn’t bear witness to the dirtiness of politics, and if women can vote then they’ll vote for frivolous things like education, improved safety standards at work, equal pay and limits on child labor. And you certainly can’t have that!
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Many men were afraid that if women could vote, then they’d have to answer to this massive voting block and men would lose their place in wealth, power and politics. Sadly, once women were allowed to vote that didn’t happen. Thanks to low voter turn out coupled with women voting in line with their husbands, the women’s voting block that men originally feared was never realized and the men went back to their usual ways.
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Overall, I found this book fascinating and for non-fiction it’s a pretty fast read. (Note, there are a lot of names in this book! The hardest part is keeping them all straight.)
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You’ll get an inside look into a successful activist organization and the fearless determination of a group of women who fought hard for what they believed in.
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You’ll get an inside look into the way politics worked at the state level. There are parts of the book where you could erase the names and city, mad libs style, and fill it in with today’s news. It’s that relatable.
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If you want to learn more about the crazy wild ride that was getting women’s suffrage passed, this book is for you. (Seriously, when does the movie come out?) If you’re passionate about a cause, are looking for inspiration or want an insider’s look into a successful campaign, this book is for you.
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Thoughts or questions?! Let me know.

It’s #independentbookstoreday and I got a few things I came in for and a few free things I wasn’t expecting from @politicsprose #chrisstamey #aspyinthehouseofloud #sonsofkemet #elaineweiss #prosebeforebros #independentbookstore

Happy #WorldBookDay! Excited to read #TheWomensHour by #ElaineWeiss. Thanks to @reading_with_my_homies for the book. 📚🤓🐛

Elaine Weiss from the Economic Policy Institute will be discussing her research on how growing class inequality in the U.S. affects early childhood educational achievement and what we can do about it. LIVE STREAM from ORA's facebook page for those who can't make it in person.
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Question for the instafam: would you guys like to see more livestreaming from ORA's page? What kind of content is useful to you?
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The entire weekend has been no running for me. I have a lot of race weekends coming up so it was needed. I have been able to get a lot of things done to include reading. Did you know that the 36th State to ratify the 19th Amendment was Tennessee? Do you know what a nasty fight it was in Nashville? Did you know there was actually a movement of women who were against having the vote? If you love history and want to know a more in depth story about how women won the vote, I highly recommend this book. What are you reading? #runner #runninglife #restdays #runnerwhoreads #ilovereadingasmuchasrunning #neverwithoutabook #knowyourhistory #booksofinstagram #instabook #elaineweiss #thewomanshour #womenssuffragemovement #womenssuffrage #tennesseehistory #americanhistory #instareader #bookaddict #learningsomethingnew #ilovereading #readingismyfavorite #booklover #ilovehistory

This has been on my wish list for a bit #PSU #empa #votesforwomen #womenshour #suffragettes #votingrights #elaineweiss

Went out to buy one book yesterday, ended up with six. I don't have a problem, you have a problem.

Okay, I’m only 1.5 chapters into The Woman’s Hour and I’m already obsessed! It feels so relevant to everything that’s happening today and the need to stay the course.
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This new release is about the final stretch in getting the law allowing women the right to vote passed. I had no idea how intense it was and how uncertain it was in the final days.
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Winning the right to vote required 72 years of ceaseless agitation by three generations of dedicated, fearless suffragists, who sought to overturn centuries of law and millennia of tradition concerning gender roles.”
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“It took more than 900 local, state, and national campaigns, involving tens of thousands of grassroots volunteers, financed by millions of dollars of mostly small (and a few large) donations by women across the country.”
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Anyone have this on their TBR list? Or what non fiction books have you had your eye on?

From "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" by Elaine Weiss.
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#womenshistorymonth #thewomanshour #elaineweiss #susanbanthony

We are SO stoked to be in @strandbookstore ‘s feminist box alongside prominent badass writer @efweiss , whose book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” just came out March 6!! Women rule!!! 💪🗳🔥#thebookhookup #strandbookstore #leighaltshuler #womenshistorymonth #elaineweiss #womanshour #penguinrandomhouse #cafegrumpy #cafegrumpynyc #feministbox #awt #awtmag #memory #annafriemoth #irvingfarmcoffee #sweethaus #fattysundays #suffragette #suffragettes #vote #righttovote #womenshistory #fight #raiseyourvoice

So very excited to be meeting Elaine Weiss tonight! Feminist after my own heart! #historian #authorevent #elaineweiss #thewomanshour #femisim #suffrage

"The Woman's Hour has all the color and drama of a great political novel.... Rich with vivid characters."
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After yesterday’s celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, it only seems appropriate to keep the girl power going with this week’s #FrontlistFriday pick, Elaine Weiss’ THE WOMAN’S HOUR. With incredible research and unforgettable characters, Weiss delivers a nearly minute-by-minute account of the intense fight to ratify the 19th Amendment, which would give women the right to vote. If your #ReadingResolution is to try more nonfiction, or you’re theme-reading for #WomensHistoryMonth, this one is for you! (📸: @mjoymills)

“Men had always taken for themselves the prerogative to decide for women, unilaterally determining what women should do, prescribing what they must not do, announcing which rights women were ‘entitled’ to have. Men decided what was ‘best’ for women, without their consultation or consent, then wrote laws to codify this judgment. That was the way of the world, learned men liked to say, claiming God had bestowed upon them such authority: one half of humanity held dominion over the other half, by right of a certain shape of genitalia.” — Elaine Weiss, “The Woman’s Hour”
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Happy International Women’s Day! (You might be thinking oh, she’s a day late, but it’s 2018 and there’s still an outrageous gender wage gap, not nearly enough women in political or business leadership roles, and a society that has made sexual harassment the norm rather than the exception, so let’s not point fingers over delayed timing.)
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This book is a, I kid you not, minute to minute history of the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment which would give women the right to vote in the U.S. Even though the country had emerged from its first World War, in which women stepped into the roles of men who went abroad to fight, (the parallels between our country then and now are uncanny) and even though many of the other world’s leading nations at the time had already granted women the vote, it was almost unthinkable in this so-called land of the free and franchised. To say this fight wasn’t pretty is to put it lightly. Women came out in favor of their own continued subjugation; women on the side of the vote included women of color when it played to their advantage and quickly excluded them when it didn’t; and when all was said and done and women finally got the vote, it was clear to all that this was no moral or Constitutional reckoning, but rather a battle for mere political gains.
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As pleasing as it is that the quote I’ve included is in the past tense, we still have a long way to go. In that sense, big round of applause for Alva Belmont who, as the book states, “refused to vote until she could cast a ballot for a woman president.” Still holding out for the day we get there.

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