Today -- August 26 -- marks the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The year was 1920. I find it rather remarkable that Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, thus giving it the requisite number of states voting in favor.
It had been a long fight, starting right after the Civil War. During the research for my upcoming book, I found a pamphlet distributed by suffragettes in Pittsburgh in 1914. It illustrates some of the arguments for and against allowing women to vote. The second one, in particular, makes me shake my head a little.