NPR Books Review by Jean Zimmerman, March 6, 2018

We tend to forget how near a thing it was, how outlandish an idea it seemed to some at the time, this concept of women gaining access to the ballot box. In one of history’s great thrillers, the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment, almost a hundred years ago, came down to single vote, a single male legislator and — crucially — a single dear, darling, determined mother. And maybe we haven’t come such a long way, baby: Recently, a GOP precinct chair from Utah described giving women the vote as a “grave mistake.”

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