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Author Hay, Melba Porter, 1949-

Title Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the battle for a new South / Melba Porter Hay ; foreword by Marjorie Julian Spruill
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 353 pages) : illustrations
Series Topics in Kentucky history
Topics in Kentucky history.
Contents "One great honored name," 1872-1889 -- "A thunder-bolt out of a clear sky," 1890-1896 -- "An unholy interest in reforming others," 1897-1900 -- "Our hope lies in the children," 1901-1904 -- "Whatever a woman can do-- in the long run she will do," 1905-1907 -- "Educational advance and school suffrage for women go hand in hand," 1908-1911 -- "Among the most brilliant advocates of votes for women in this country," 1912-1913 -- "An able speaker, a brilliant woman," 1914-1915 -- "I cannot keep her from doing more than she ought to do," 1916-1918 -- Kentucky's "most distinguished woman citizen," 1919-1920 -- Epilogue: "She belonged to Kentucky."
Summary Kentucky native Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872-1920) was at the forefront of the suffrage movement at both the state and national levels. The great-granddaughter of Henry Clay and a descendant of several prominent Bluegrass families, Breckinridge inherited a sense of noblesse oblige that compelled her to speak for women's rights. However, it was her physical struggles and personal losses that transformed her from a privileged socialite into a selfless advocate for the disadvantaged. She devoted much of her life to the struggle for equal voting rights, but she also promoted the antituberc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index
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Subject Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920.
Women -- Suffrage.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- History.
Women's rights -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008045793
ISBN 0813125324
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