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Kentucky by Heart: Historian breaks new ground with book on Ky.’s role in passage of 19th Amendment

By Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist It was a long and circuitous path toward the final passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, the act giving America’s women the right to vote. It would take years of grinding work amidst plenty of fits and starts, and the complexities of the issue of fighting for women’s suffrage were enormous. The leaders of the movement were far from united, and the...

New Kentucky books on United States Senators, women’s suffrage provide sharp focus for 2021

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to KyForward The end of any year causes us to reflect upon what we’ve accomplished, as well as what we resolve to do in the coming New Year. If social media and casual conversational remarks are any indication, this year—2020—is one that many people would prefer to forget. Of course, we all know deep down that forgetting 2020 will never be possible, and indeed, would...