Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

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Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South - Hay, Melba Porter, and Spruill, Marjorie J (Foreword by)
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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 ...

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South 2009, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813125329

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