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Violence against women in Kentucky : a history of U.S. and state legislative reform

Author: Carol E Jordan
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been silenced by abuse and violence. In Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, Carol E. Jordan chronicles the stories of those who have led the legislative fight for the  Read more...
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Jordan, Carol E.
Violence against women in Kentucky
(DLC) 2014003072
(OCoLC)858901789
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol E Jordan
ISBN: 9780813144931 0813144930 9780813144948 0813144949
OCLC Number: 878406500
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Kentucky women and the advocates who fought for them --
The prevalence of violence and the stories of women who lived it --
Rape and sexual violence : a nation's reform --
Domestic violence and stalking : a nation's reform --
The structure and strategy of legislative reform --
The birth of legislative reform in Kentucky : the 1970s --
Legislative reform : the 1980s --
Legislative reform : the 1990s --
Legislative reform : 2000 through 2012 --
Violence against women legislative reform : past and future --
Appendix A: Interviews conducted by the author --
Appendix B: Select anti-rape and domestic violence legislation : 1970-2012 --
Appendix C: Membership on task forces and councils --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Carol E. Jordan.

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For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been silenced by abuse and violence. In Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, Carol E. Jordan chronicles the stories of those who have led the legislative fight for the last four decades to protect women from domestic violence, rape, stalking, and related crimes. The story of Kentucky's legislative reforms is a history of substantial toil, optimism, a.

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