19th Amendment centennial nears
September 5, 2019
On February 12, 1920, just before the anniversary of its statehood, Arizona ratified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution to extend the right to vote to women. On August 18, Tennessee became the 36th state to vote in favor of ratification, and women’s suffrage became legal nationwide.
Several new books recount the long fight, crosscurrents then and now between equity and strategy, and the personalities and organizations of leaders and followers:
- The Women’s Suffrage Movement, an anthology edited by Sally Roesch Wagner
- Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware
- The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss