Parnassus Book Club discusses The Woman's Hour

Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Elaine Weiss’ book The Woman’s Hour. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone.  Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.

 

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; on last state - Tennessee - is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and 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 nation’s moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman’s Hour is the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019