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Dr. John Paul Hill, associate professor of history at Warner University, recently contributed a chapter to an edited collection entitled Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times.  Hill’s article explores the life and political career of Martha Layne Collins, who served as governor of Kentucky from 1983 to 1987.  Hill contends that Collins’ story illuminates the difficulties that women in general, and women in the conservative South in particular, faced in their attempts to gain personal freedom and political influence in the 1970s, 1980s, and onward.   The book was published by the University of Georgia Press as part of its series on famous southern women.