Women in Lexington

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Images of America: Women in Lexington is a celebration of Kentucky women at work, in the home, at play, in society, and as part of the larger fabric of women's equality. Women in Lexington were active during World War II: they fought for women's rights, experienced changes within the family, and took advantage of or created new opportunities in the workplace. The 200 vintage photographs featured in this volume were drawn from collections housed in the archive of the University of Kentucky. With nearly 2 million photographs, the collections offer unparalleled coverage of the cultural, social, agricultural, and industrial changes that have shaped Lexington and Central Kentucky.
ISBN: 9780738542164
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Deirdre A. Scaggs has degrees in archival studies and photography. She currently serves as an archivist for the University of Kentucky in Lexington. As a child, Scaggs heard the phrase, “Welcome to Kentucky, the land of fast horses and beautiful women.” In this volume, she endeavors to demonstrate that the role of women in Lexington was and continues to be much more significant than that slogan suggests.
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