Journalist Elaine Weiss will read from her new book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, which tells the of the ratification of the 19th amendment. “Unfolding over six weeks in the summer of 1920, The Woman’s Hour is both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times. So much could have gone wrong, but these American women would not take no for an answer: their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton
Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and on NPR.