Suffrage | Ellen DuBois
Presented by the History Book Festival
Thursday, October 15 | 5 PM
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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this book explores the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists. Suffragists built a coalition of moderate lobbyists and radical demonstrators who forged a strategy of winning voting rights in crucial states, setting the stage for securing suffrage for all American women in the Constitution. The suffragists’ final victories in Congress and state legislatures, and the last, most difficult ratification, in Tennessee, are vividly described.