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League Lit (Western Group) - The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

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Book: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Author: Elaine Weiss

This book discussion is part of our series of events in 2020 in commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters. The Women’s Hour discusses the roots of the women’s movement, the fight for suffrage, and the frenzy of activity in 1919 and 1920 leading to the ratification to the 19th Amendment. The New York Times book review had this to say:

“It’s probably inappropriate to evaluate a work of history on the basis of how many novels can be extracted from its pages; it’s also, if one is a novelist, irresistible. Which real-life situations and characters are so intriguing that they’d be worthy of delving into and depicting in the truly intimate manner that only fiction allows? By this measure — and by several others — “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” by the journalist Elaine Weiss, is a gold mine.”

Hillary Clinton described the book as “both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader."

Our League Lit book discussion groups select readings that enrich participants’ knowledge and enjoyment of American culture, politics, and history. Members take turns facilitating the meetings. Leaguers enjoy getting to know each other while examining different perspectives. Book discussions are open to all LWV-Wake members (even if you haven’t finished reading the book). For more information or to RSVP for this event, contact Terri Ring at

Note: We have two book discussion groups. The Raleigh group meets in the League office and the Western Wake group meets at locations in the western part of the county. Make sure you go to the correct location for each session!