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In the The New Yorker magazine, praise for The Woman’s Hour:
The Imperfect, Unfinished Work of Women’s Suffrage by Casey Cep
A century after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, it’s worth remembering why suffragists had to fight so hard, and who was fighting against them.
THE WOMAN’S HOUR RECEIVES 2019 SILVER GAVEL AWARD
The Woman’s Hour has won the American Bar Association’s highest honor, The Silver Gavel Award for a book furthering the American public’s understanding of law. The award ceremony will be held this summer at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Elaine was invited by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to speak at the press preview of the Library’s new suffrage exhibit, Shall Not Be Denied, and to participate in the opening ceremonies.
STEVEN SPIELBERG’S AMBLIN TV DEVELOPING THE WOMAN’S HOUR FOR TELEVISION
FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON TO SERVE AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
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“Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton
Soon to be a major television event, the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
Nashville, August 1920: Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of 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 moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel’s, and the Bible.
Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman’s Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
In “The Woman’s Hour,” a gripping account of those fraught and steamy days in Nashville, Elaine Weiss delivers political history at its best. With a skill reminiscent of Robert Caro, she turns the potentially dry stuff of legislative give-and-take into a drama of...
BookBrowse chooses TWH as a great book club read for 2019. Read more…
GoodReads Readers Choice Award: TWH was voted one of the top 5 books of 2018 in the history and memoir category. Thanks readers!!
Best non-fiction 2018: TWH makes The Christian Science Monitor's list of best non-fiction titles. Read more…
Best food for your ears: Bookriot chose TWH as one of the year's best audio books. Read more…
American Library Association picks TWH as one of its Top Ten Book Group books for 2018. Read more…
Meg Oliver interviews award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss on CBS News. Original air date: August 07, 2018 Watch the interview…
Life as a Long Haul Trucker; then, Free Medical Care; Plus, Author Elaine Weiss In this epsidoe of American Voices: Life as a long haul trucker; then, a clinic of mostly Muslim doctors offers free medical care; and author Elaine Weiss on her favorite place in America....
Quartz at Work: Hen Pecked by Leah Fessler, July 3, 2018 To understand today’s anxieties about women’s progress in the workplace and the dismantling of traditional gender roles, we’d be smart to rewind the clocks to August 1920, the climax of American women’s...