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Ignis Fatuus

Melanie Beals Goan

in A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Returning to the opening scene of the book, this chapter explains the factors that led Laura Clay to resign from KERA and to oppose ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. By 1916, the National ... More


A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Melanie Beals Goan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When the Declaration of Independence was signed by a group of wealthy white men in 1776, poor white men, African Americans, and women quickly discovered that the unalienable rights it promised were ... More


Introduction

Melanie Beals Goan

in A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story begins in Nashville in 1920. Laura Clay, Kentucky's most well-known is there, not to urge the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, but rather to support anti-suffragists' efforts to ... More


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