Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the battle for a new South / Melba Porter Hay ; foreword by Marjorie Julian Spruill.
By: Hay, Melba Porter.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Topics in Kentucky history: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 353 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813173269; 0813173264; 9780813139142; 0813139147; 9780813135236; 0813135230; 0813125324; 9780813125329.Subject(s): Women -- United States -- Biography | Women's rights -- United States -- Biography | Women -- Suffrage | Women -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the battle for a new South.DDC classification: 324.6/23092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index.
"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."
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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.