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Elaine Weiss

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
(2019/2020 Lectures)

Sun, Nov 3
3:00 PM Pacific
Available on the History Matters series

“A genteel but bare-knuckled political thriller… Weiss’ narrative is energetic and buoyant even at the most critical moments.” Ms. Magazine

The prize-winning journalist and author of the blockbuster book The Woman’s Hour, Elaine Weiss recounts the riveting story of one of America’s greatest battles: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. In her “gripping account… of courage and cowardice” (The Wall Street Journal), Weiss draws powerful parallels to today’s political environment. Extolling Weiss’ narrative as “both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader,” former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is teaming up with Steven Spielberg to bring this triumphant episode of American history to the small screen.

Pre-signed books will be available for purchase courtesy of Chaucer’s

Presented in association with the UCSB Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the UCSB Department of History

We Can Do It - A Century of Empowerment Series

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Marcy Carsey
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Dick Wolf

Major Sponsor: 
Zegar Family Foundation

History Matters Series presented through the generosity of Loren Booth and Ellen & Peter O. Johnson

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