The History Press has published a book about Harry T. Burn written by Tyler L. Boyd, a family descendant and great grandnephew. Harry T. Burn cast a deciding vote to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted voting rights to millions of American women. Born and raised in McMinn County, Burn served in Tennessee government in various capacities for many years, including terms in the state senate and as delegate to state constitutional conventions. The 1920 vote in the Tennessee state legislature will be the topic of a television special feature program during 2020.
This book focuses on Burn, his life and the controversial vote in favor of women’s voting rights. Many factors played into Burn’s support, including that of his mother and the many representatives of national women’s organizations and their advocates who showed up in the summer heat of Nashville to advocate for and against women’s suffrage.
The History Press sells this Burn biography for $26.99.
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