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Smithsonian Interviews Elaine Weiss on Tennessee’s Role in the Suffrage Fight

Anna Diamond. "How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage." March 2018.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Author Interview, Book-Non-Fiction, Magazines, Web-based

The book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, published in March 2018, tells the fascinating story of the fight over suffrage in Tennessee, the last state needed to secure a Constitutional amendment to give women full voting rights.

Smithsonian published an informative interview with the book’s author, Elaine Weiss. The interview discusses, among other topics, the role race played in the debate over suffrage in Tennessee, the money behind the anti-suffrage forces, and what conventional wisdom gets wrong about the suffrage movement.

Read the full interview here.



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