Laramie County Community College The Womans Hour by Elaine Weiss Discussion

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Paper: The Woman’s Hour (Paper Due: November 29). Elaine Weiss states in her book, The Woman’s Hour, that “all of the core elements of American history—race, class, money, gender, states’ rights, and even the ghosts of the Civil War—converge and become explosive in Nashville (“Reader’s Guide to The Woman’s Hour, 6). Complete a 4-6 page paper in response to the following prompts using material from the book, The Woman’s Hour, Voices of Freedom (pp. 14-17, pp. 81-84, pp. 92-95, pp. 114-119, and Give Me Liberty! (pp. 676-677, pp. 721-724, 750-751, pp. 787-789). There are two parts to this paper. All students must read The Woman’s Hour and address the following questions:

Part 1:

  1. What attracted women and men to align in support of the suffrage movement or against the suffrage movement?
  2. What were the arguments for and against suffrage? Why would women, in particular, be attracted to the “Antis?”
  3. Can the suffragists’ use of racist rationales to win the support of Southern legislators be justified?
  4. What strategies were used in Tennessee in the summer of 1920 by both those supporting suffrage and those opposed to suffrage?
  5. Who were the most significant legislators in the ratification fight? Why did they choose the side they were on? Were they affected by influences from outside Tennessee? How did they try to secure the outcome that coincided with their views?
  6. Who do you think was the most important person in this story and what were the consequences of their actions?

Part 2:

Explore how the struggle for free elections, participation in the voting process, equal pay for equal work, equal access to health care, etc. in the United States continues. There are a variety of topics that you may choose from—pick one. If you are having difficulty coming up with a topic, please let me know and I will help you. Once you have identified the contemporary issue you will address in your paper, make the connection between your current issue and history;

  1. How does the history of the suppression of rights of various groups based upon social and economic class, gender, race, religion, etc., impact the power to effect change in society to this day?
  2. Do you see any similarities in what the suffragists faced from corporations who worked to influence public opinion and legislative action against the ratification of Amendment Nineteen and the modern phenomenon of “dark money” entering political campaigns today?
  3. In what ways might the actions of leaders of the suffrage movement and their strategies from the early 1900s be seen in “efforts to alter societal norms and cultural customs today?”

Fully cite all of your sources.. This paper must be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced and cited in Chicago Manual of Style using footnotes throughout your paper. Please include a Bibliography—NOT a Works Cited or Reference page. Information about how to format your papers and cite sources using Chicago Manual of Style can be found on the course website in the module “Syllabus and Course Information.” You should not need to use any other sources to complete the first part of this assignment other than the book, The Woman’s Hour and the assigned readings from Voices of Freedom and Give Me Liberty!.

Make sure you cite the research you have completed regarding the current issue. A copy of the rubric that will be used to grade this paper is on the course website.

This paper needs to be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced and cited in Chicago Manual of Style using footnotes throughout your paper and completing your citations by providing a bibliography. Make sure you cite your current issue.