“Whatever a woman can do … in the long run she will do” 1905–1907

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125329
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135236 | DOI:
“Whatever a woman can do … in the long run she will do” 1905–1907

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Madeline initiated a fight against the Salvation Army, began to edit the new “Woman's Page” in the Sunday edition of the Herald, and started a crusade against tuberculosis, while continuing her support for the Civic League, Associated Charities, the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs, the burgeoning parks and playgrounds system, school suffrage, and education improvements. In spite of these activities, she and Desha maintained a very active social life, entertaining friends and relatives and attending teas, plays, and other events.

Keywords: Salvation Army; Woman's Page; Herald; tuberculosis; Civic League; Associated Charities; Women's Clubs; playground systems; school suffrage; education improvements

Chapter.  12332 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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