Elaine Weiss is the author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. She is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor's Choice honoree, she is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army in the Great War (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press).


Julia Ward Howe saw it as a day celebrating pacifism, and it later became a battleground where suffragists and anti-suffragists waged war over the proper role of mothers.