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Chapter Two

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Josie discovered that the major topic of conversation in her hometown, as in Memphis, concerned the pros and cons of secession upon her return to Bowling Green. She repeated the fears and opinions ... More


“Among the most brilliant advocates of votes for women in this country” 1912–1913

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides an account of the crucial meeting of the legislature at Frankfort in January 1912, where Madeline had made speeches and had lobbyied legislators to see that the school suffrage ... More


“An able speaker, a brilliant woman” 1914–1915

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides an account of the efforts of Madeline in taking the cause of woman suffrage to the state and national levels. Madeline led KERA in a massive campaign to get the legislature to ... More


Apprentice Lawyer and Politician

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Capitalizing on his reputation as a war hero, Blair established a lucrative business securing pensions for veterans and their dependents. He served three terms in the state legislature where he ... More


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