Women in Kentucky

Women in Kentucky

by Helen D. Irvin

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Overview

In more than two hundred years of statehood, most Kentucky women have been invisible to history. Yet from the first settlement, women have been prominent contributors to Kentucky history and culture. Women in Kentucky tells the stories of the ordinary women of lonely frontier farms, the women both black and white whose lives were shaped by slavery, and the laboring women of the factories and shops in rising urban centers. Helen Deiss Irvin also profiles the exceptional Kentucky women whose lives became more visible: abolitionist Delia Webster, suffragists Laura Clay and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, philanthropists Mary Breckinridge and Linda Neville, reformer Carry Nation, scholar and educator Sophonisba Breckinridge, and physician Louise Gilman Hutchins. Women in Kentucky casts a new light on the active and full participation of women in Kentucky's long and storied history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813193458
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 11/11/2009
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 917,620
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Helen Deiss Irvin is Chairman of the Division of Humanities at Transylvania University.

Table of Contents

The Settlers
The Captives
An Elite Emerges
Slave State
The Workers
The Reformers

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