Very happy to announce that my new book, And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote, will be recorded as an audio book — just in time for next year’s centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
My publisher, Wiley Blackwell, is rushing the paperback into print for the big after Thanksgiving sales, and the audio version should follow about six weeks later. And Yet They Persisted tells the gripping story of how American women fought for the right to vote from the first stirrings of revolutionary fervor in the colonies in the 1770s, and how African American women had to keep fighting, battling Jim Crow laws in the South that kept them from the ballot, in the 1960s. For two centuries, eight generations of women — and a few brave men who stood with them — fought for this essential right of citizenship. What a glorious story it is.
Thanks to Recorded Books for buying the audio rights, which will be available on all major audio websites, from audible to audio. I know from readers of my first book on suffrage — Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote — that this development is especially good news for readers who prefer to listen to the story while walking or driving rather than reading the words on a page. Either way, thanks to all who are supporting this journey.