Randolph Hollingsworth

A recently retired university administrator and history faculty, I seek a new avenue for my creative output. Now that New Zealand is my home, I want to learn everything about its history and in particular the role of women. Using cross-cultural research, I hope to contribute a new perspective to an internationally important “first” of New Zealand – the right for women to vote at the national level.


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Lexington: Queen of the Bluegrass

Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.
ISBN 9780738524665


African-American Women Voters in Lexington’s School Suffrage Times, 1895-1902

“African-American Women Voters in Lexington’s School Suffrage Times, 1895-1902: Race Matters in the History of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Movement,” Ohio Valley History (Spring 2020): 30-53.


Mrs. Boone, I presume?

“‘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. Eds. James Klotter and Daniel Rowland. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.


Memoirs of an Avatar

“Memoirs of an Avatar: A Feminist Exploration of Right-Wing Worlds Flourishing in SecondLife.com,” Women of the Right: Comparisons and Exchanges Across National Borders. Eds. Kathleen Blee and Sandra McGee Deutsch. University Park: Penn. State University Press, 2012.