The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage

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Vote 70, Incorporated, Jul 13, 2016 - Women - 160 pages
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The authors bring to life the 72-year suffrage struggle 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. The Perfect 36 is an important resource for anyone interested in how women and men earned the right for women to fully participate in the democratic process of the United States. With the national centennial approaching in 2020, the importance of learning about this nonviolent revolution cannot be overstated. The suffragists proved democracy works. This book contains interviews that no other book about woman suffrage has. It is the complete history of what happened in Tennessee to secure ratification.

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Carol Lynn Yellin (1920-1999), a former Associate Editor of Reader's Digest and a Special Projects Editor of Reader's Digest Condensed Books, was a native Oklahoman with degrees in History and Journalism from Northwestern University. She was the co-author of the books: Bound for Freedom about resistance to school integration, and The Forgotten Woman, the story of Kasturba Ghandi, wife of Mahatma Ghandi. Her articles appeared in Harpers, Vogue, Redbook, and American Heritage.

Dr. Janann Sherman, retired Chair of the History Department at the University of Memphis, holds a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University. She is the author of No Place for a Woman: A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and contributing author to The Home-Front War: World War II and American Society; Gender and Policymaking: Studies of Women in Office; The Impact of Women on American Politics; The Journal of Military History and The Oxford Companion to United States History.

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