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A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

In A Simple Justice, Melanie Beals Goan offers a new and deeper understanding of the women’s suffrage movement in Kentucky. Women’s suffrage was not simply a question of whether women could and should vote; it carried more serious implications for white supremacy and for the balance of federal and state powers.

Meet the Author

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Melanie Goan

Melanie Beals Goan is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky specializing in women’s history in the United States. She is the author of Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia

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