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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.
BY ELAINE WEISS AUGUST 26, 2019 The observance of Women’s Equality Day on Monday marks the 99th anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment, extending the vote to women, entered the Constitution in 1920. These days, as the centennial year gets underway, I keep a Votes...
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. By Casey Cep, July 1, 2019 The crime was striking a match. Never mind that the match broke before it caught, or...
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...
PBS's To The Contrary program featured a segment on TWH and an interview with Elaine. Watch the episode…
Looking Back On The Fight For Women's Suffrage A Century Later by Chris Citorik and Walter Wuthmann With a record number of women in Congress, and a record number of women running for president, many are calling this a new era for women in politics. But it wasn't all...
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rave Review in NYT Book Review: “In The Woman’s Hour, the Battle Over the 19th Amendment Comes Alive” “The deliciousness of the details in Elaine Weiss’ new book suggests that certain historical figures warrant entire novels of their own.” Read the...