Wingspan’s first book club: “The finer things”

Editor’s note: The Finer Things Book Club is a new series where we ask members of the LCCC community for their best book recommendations. Those who want to participate are encouraged to email us at or call 778-1304.

The instructor: Mary Ludwig

The book: “The Woman’s Hour:  The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

Weiss offers a stirring account of the struggle of women to obtain the vote, focusing on the last six weeks of the ratification process for the 19th Amendment.  She makes the historical characters who fought for and against women’s suffrage come alive.  The ideas of Antis such as Josephine Pearson and Suffs exemplified by Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul are articulated in an entertaining and informative manner.  “The Woman’s Hour” is a rousing and inspiring account of the fight for civil rights and provides insight into the long struggle women have faced in their fight for equality in the United States.

About Jenna Landry (15 Articles)
Jenna Landry is a transfer student studying computer science and political science at Laramie County Community College, and she aspires to be a political scientist. Landry was previously a volunteer contributor and looks forward to writing more controversial and opinion articles. Landry is a math and political science tutor at the LCCC Learning Commons. Landry also spends her free time reading, taking photos and videos of her two young daughters. Landry also enjoys traveling, listening to music, doing yoga, writing code, and listening to podcasts like The Daily, MFM, and The Argument. To contact Jenna Landry, email her at or or follow her Twitter @yesjenna.

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