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Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

Carol E. Jordan


For nearly a century, a national reform movement to advance the status of women has made its presence known in statehouses and courthouses across America. This book describes the history of that movement, beginning with the first wave of reform in the early 1900s and the second wave in the 1970s.The book then turns to the national crises of rape, domestic violence, and stalking and the dramatic legislative reforms they provoked. It describes the national movement and famous court cases that laid the groundwork for the legislative reforms undertaken in Kentucky on behalf of victims of rape, dom ... More

Keywords: history of women, rape, domestic violence, stalking, legislative reform, lobbying strategies, women’s movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813144917
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol E. Jordan, author