Nelson: Led by Memphians, Tennessee ratified woman suffrage. Here’s why that matters

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 14, 2019 6:12 PM CT | Published: August 13, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Modern-day progressives like to think that progressives from earlier eras were, like them, enlightened about everything. It ain’t so now and it wasn’t so then. 


19th Amendment E.H. Crump Tennessee Legislature

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