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Duty and Destiny: A Progressive Reformer’s Coming of Age in the Gilded Age

Anya Jabour

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes a kind of proto-Progressivism in the Kentucky childhood of Sophonisba Breckenridge, the daughter of Confederate veteran, former Democratic congressman, distinguished lawyer, ... More


Woman Triumphant

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/9780813180175.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses women's political awakening in the 1890s and their attempts to fight back against a permissive male sexual culture. It traces W. C. P. Breckinridge's sex scandal and women's ... More


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