Hay, Melba Porter.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South. - Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009. - 1 online resource (369 p.) - eBooks on Demand Topics in Kentucky History . - Topics in Kentucky History .

Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. "One great honored name" 1872-1889; 2. "A thunder-bolt out of a clear sky" 1890-1896; 3. "An unholy interest in reforming others" 1897-1900; 4. "Our hope lies in the children" 1901-1904; 5. "Whatever a woman can do . . . in the long run she will do" 1905-1907; 6. "Educational advance and school suffrage for women go hand in hand" 1908-1911; 7. "Among the most brilliant advocates of votes for women in this country" 1912-1913; 8. "An able speaker, a brilliant woman" 1914-1915 9. "I cannot keep her from doing more than she ought to do" 1916-191810. Kentucky''s "most distinguished woman citizen" 1919-1920; Epilogue: "She belonged to Kentucky; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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 antituberculosis movement, social programs for the poor, compulsory school attendance, and laws regulating child labor. In Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South, Melba Porter Hay recounts the remarkable life of this well-known vanguard of social change in the Commonwealth. The first biography of Breckinridge since 1921, this work features new primary sources, and draws on decades of research to bring the story of an extraordinary Kentucky woman to life.

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Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920.
Women -- Suffrage.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Women''s rights -- United States -- Biography.


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