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Author Klotter, James C.

Title The Breckinridges of Kentucky / James C. Klotter
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Cast of Characters; ONE: JOHN BRECKINRIDGE, 1760-1806; 1. Americans; 2. Kentuckians; 3. Politician and Parent; TWO: ROBERT J. BRECKINRIDGE, 1800-1871; 4. The Jaws of Death; 5. It Is a Great Thing to Be a Kentuckian; 6. Ultimate Rather than Present Glory; 7. The Last, Cruel Decade; THREE: JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE, 1821-1875; 8. A Son of Fortune, Destined to Rise; 9. A Lucky Steed Falters; 10. Mount and Away; FOUR: W.C.P. BRECKINRIDGE, 1837-1904; 11. The Ready Kindling of the Spirit
12. A Man of Passion13. Rising Suns and Lengthening Shadows; FIVE: SOPHONISBA and DESHA BRECKINRIDGE, 1866-1948; 14. Nisba; 15. The Patrician as Progressive; 16. The Transformation of Desha Breckinridge; SIX: MARY and JOHN B. BRECKINRIDGE, 1881-1979; 17. The Last Pioneer; 18. Midwifery in the Mountains; 19. A White Knight Riding Alone; 20. In Pursuit of the Horizon; SEVEN: THE FAMILY, 1728-1981; 21. Dreams and Realities; APPENDIXES; 1. Breckinridge Longevity and Child-Bearing; 2. Abbreviated Breckinridge Genealogy; Notes; Bibliographical Note; Index
Summary Across more than six generations -- beginning before the Revolutionary War -- the Breckinridge family has produced a series of notable leaders. These often controversial men and women included a presidential candidate, a U.S. vice president, cabinet members, generals, women's rights advocates, congressmen, editors, reformers, authors, and church leaders. Along with success, the Breckinridges, like other Americans, faced hardship and war, contended with race, lived through difficult family situations -- including a sex scandal -- and encountered personal and political failure. An articulate, op
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Subject Breckinridge family.
Kentucky -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813157102 (electronic bk.)
9780813157108 (electronic bk.)