The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage
Carol Lynn Yellin and Janann Sherman. The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage. Oak Ridge: Iris Press, 1998.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Book-Academic, Book-Non-Fiction
The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage by Carol Lynn Yellin and Janann Sherman is “the most complete account of Tennessee’s pivotal role in the passage of the 19th Amendment.”
About the book:
Yellin and Sherman bring to life the struggle of suffragists to earn women the right to vote which culminated with the final vote needed for ratification in the Tennessee legislature. The Perfect 36 gives voice to those who were for and against the right of women to vote with a richly illustrated volume. The authors provide a great deal of writings of those who were involved in this important movement along with pictures and cartoons to give a vivid sense of what it was like to win enfranchisement.
A limited preview is available from Google Books. You can buy the book through the publisher’s website (Vote 70 Press).
There is also a companion DVD, Generations: American Women Win the Vote, a 12.5-minute film covering 72 years of history, available for purchase on the Perfect 36 website.