THE FIGHT FOR SUFFRAGE

THE FIGHT FOR SUFFRAGE

William L. O'NEILL

ot;Don't forget to be a good boy," wrote a mother in rural Ten- nessee to her 24-year-old son Harry Bum, the youngest represen- tative in the Tennessee legislature, "and help Mrs. Catt put 'Rat' in Ratification."
Bum's vote meant everything, because the legislature was oth- erwise evenly divided. If he voted in favor of the Nineteenth Amend- ment, Tennessee would become the final state needed for ratification. If he voted against it, the amendment would probably fail, for the remaining...

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