Kentucky Women Bibliography
Apple, Lindsey. Cautious Rebel: A Biography of Susan Clay Sawitzky. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1997.
The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Patriarch. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
Asher, Brad. Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Baldwin, Yvonne Honeycutt. Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky’s Moonlight Schools: Fighting for Literacy in America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.
Barney, Sandra Lee. Authorized to Heal: Gender, Class, and the Transformation of Medicine in Appalachia, 1880-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1999.
Bingham, Emily. Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015.
DeRosier, Linda Scott. Creeker: A Woman’s Journey. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002.
Ellison, Betty Boles. The True Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. McFarland and Company, Jefferson, NC, 2014
Fosl, Catherine. Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.
Fuller, Paul E. Laura Clay and the Woman’s Rights Movement. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1975.
Goan, Melanie Beals. Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
Hay, Melba Porter. Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for the New South. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Irvin, Helen Deiss. Women in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1979.
Kentucky Commission on Women, Woman in Politics: Emma Guy Cromwell, edited by Diana Taylor
Kentucky Press of Kentucky features many books about Kentucky women.
McEuen, Melissa A. and Thomas H. Appleton, ed. Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015.
Moosnick, Nora Rose. Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
Niedermeier, Lynn E. Eliza Calvert Hall: Kentucky Author and Suffragist. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2007.
Peter, Frances. A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances Peter, ed. John Smith. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
Potter, Eugenia K. Kentucky Women: Two Centuries of Indomitable Spirit and Vision. N. p.: Big Tree Press, 1997.
Powers, Georgia Davis. I Shared the Dream: The Pride, Passion, and Politics of the First Black Woman Senator from Kentucky. New Horizon Press, 2010.
Rice, Connie Park and Marie Tedesco, ed. Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015.
Sachs, Honor. Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier. Yale University Press, 2015.
Scagg, Deirdre A. Women in Lexington. Arcadia Publishing, 2005.
Searles, P. David. A College for Appalachia: Alice Lloyd on Caney Creek. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.
Slone, Verna Mae. What My Heart Wants to Tell. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1979.
Underwood, Josie. Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary, ed. Nancy Disher Baird. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Wall, MaryJean. Madame Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill. New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Wolfe, Margaret Ripley. Daughters of Canaan: A Saga of Southern Women. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1995.
Baker, Nancy E. “Integrating Women into Modern Kentucky History: The Equal Rights Amendment Debate (1972-1978) as a Case Study.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 113: 2&3 (spring/summer 2015): 477-507.
Bashaw, Carolyn Terry. “’She Made a Tradition’: Katherine S. Bowersox and Women at Berea College, 1907-1937. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 89 (winter 1991): 61-84.
Caledemeyer, Dana M. “Yoked to Tradition: Kentucky Women and Their Histories, 1900-1945.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 113: 2&3 (spring/summer 2015): 453-475.
Crowe-Carraco, Carol. “Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 76 (July 1978): 179-191.
Daniels, Caroline. “’The Feminine Touch Has Not Been Found Wanting’: Women Librarians at Camp Zachary Taylor, 1917-1919.” Libraries & The Cultural Record 43 (August 2008): 286-307.
Duvall, Jeffery A. “Knowing about the Tobacco: Women, Burley, and Farming in the Central Ohio Valley.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 108 (autumn 2010): 317-346.
Dye, Nancy Schrom. “Mary Breckinridge, the Frontier Nursing Service and the Introduction of Nurse-Midwifery in the United States.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine (1983): 485-507.
Forderhase, Nancy K. “Eve Returns to the Garden: Women Reformers in Appalachian Kentucky in the Early Twentieth Century.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 85 (Summer 1987): 237-61.
Goan, Melanie Beals. “Establishing Their Place in the Dynasty: Sophonisba and Mary Breckinridge’s Paths to Public Service.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 101 (winter/spring 2003): 45-73.
Hanly, Rebecca S. “Emma Guy Cromwell and Mary Elliot Flanery: Pioneers for Women in Kentucky Politics.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 99 (summer 2001): 287-301.
Hollingsworth, Randolph. “’Mrs. Boone, I Presume?’: In Search of the Idea of Womanhood in Kentucky’s Early Years.” In Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852, ed. James C. Klotter and Daniel Rowland. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
The Lane Report, “Confronting What We Don’t Want To See” (A Kentucky initiative is raising awareness that domestic violence can and does visit workplace) (November 2013)
Maggard, Sally Ward. “Coalfield Women Making History.” In Backtalk from Appalachia: Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes, ed. Dwight Billings, Gurney Norman, and Katherine Ledford. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999. 228-250.
Miller, Penny M. “The Slow and Unsure Progress of Women in Kentucky Politics.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 99 (summer 2001): 249-284.
Neidermeier, Lynne, Pleasant Potter College for Women
Powell, Sallie. “’Playing Fairly and Fiercely’: Paradigms of the Early Years of Kentucky White Girls’ Basketball, 1891-1919.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 109 (spring 2011): 153-186.
O’Quinn, Mary Darcy. “Getting Above Our Raising: A Case Study of Women from the Coalfields of Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.” Journal of Research in Rural Education 15 (winter 1999): 181-189.
Sharkey, Teresa Cecilia. “The Home Front: The Women of Lexington, Kentucky, During World War II.” Filson Club Quarterly 68 (October 1994): 466-483.
Stanley, Gregory Kent. “’…And Not Make Athletes of the Them’: Banning Women’s Sports at the University of Kentucky, 1902-1924.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 93 (autumn 1995): 422-445.
Tice, Karen. “School-Work and Mother-Work: The Interplay of Maternalism and Cultural Politics in the Educational Narratives of Kentucky Settlement Workers, 1910-1930.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 4 (fall 1998): 191-224.
Blackwell, Deborah Lynn. “The Ability ‘To Do Much Larger Work’: Gender and Reform in Appalachia, 1890-1935.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky, 1998.
Cornett, Judy Gail. “Angel for the Blind: The Public Triumphs and Private Tragedy of Linda Neville.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky, 1993.
Hollingsworth, Randolph. “She Used Her Power Lightly: A Political History of Margaret Wickliffe Preston of Kentucky.” Ph. D. diss.: University of Kentucky, 1999.
Knott, Claudia. “The Woman Suffrage Movement in Kentucky, 1879-1920.” Ph.D. diss.: University of Kentucky, 1989.
McDaniel, Karen Cotton. “Local Women: The Public Lives of Black Middle Class Women in Kentucky before the ‘Modern Civil Rights Movement.’” Ph. D. diss,: University of Kentucky, 2013.
Streeter, Kristen Lenore. “She-Rebels on the Border: Gender and Politics in Civil War Kentucky.” Ph.D. diss.: University of Kentucky, 2001.
Kentucky Commission on Women & Michael Breeding MEDIA. Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women
KET – “Settlement Schools of Appalachia” & many other programs. To find out more go to www.ket.org.
Appalshop: Films on Coalmining Women, Anne Braden, Belinda Mason, Sarah Ogan Gunning, Girls’ Hoops, Fast Food Women, Hazel Dickens, Evelyn Williams, Frontier Nursing Service; June Appal Recordings
“Women of Kentucky: Our Legacy, Our Future” produced by Kentucky Commission on Women. A historical look at women’s struggle to gain—and maintain—a voice in Kentucky’s public affairs. The documentary is also designed to inspire interest in Kentucky history, promote the value of citizenship and public service, and inspire young people to become more involved in grass-roots political action. WATCH THE VIDEO AT WWW.KET.ORG