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The Resource The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience, Kirstin Downey

The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience, Kirstin Downey

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The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience
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The woman behind the New Deal
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the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience
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Kirstin Downey
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woman behind the New Deal
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the life of Frances Perkins, FDRs Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience
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eng
Summary
Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet she was one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. Frances Perkins was named Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. As the first female cabinet secretary, at the height of the Great Depression, she spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people while juggling her own family responsibilities. Perkins's ideas became the cornerstones of the most important social welfare legislation in the nation's history, including unemployment compensation, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and Social Security. Also, as head of the Immigration Service, she fought to bring European refugees to safety. Based on eight years of research, extensive archival materials, new documents, and exclusive access to family and friends, this is the first complete portrait of a devoted public servant with a passionate personal life, a mother who changed the landscape of American business and society.--From publisher description
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Presents a portrait of the first female cabinet member and one of the most influential women of the twentieth century, whose efforts to improve the lives of America's working people resulted in such initiatives as unemployment insurance and Social Security
Biography type
individual biography
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303054
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 331.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8073.P38
LC item number
D69 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience
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The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience, Kirstin Downey
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-444) and index
Contents
Childhood and youth -- Becoming Frances Perkins -- The young activist hits New York -- The Triangle Shirtwaist fire -- Finding allies in Tammany Hall -- Teddy Roosevelt and Frances Perkins -- A good match -- Married life -- Motherhood -- The indomitable Al Smith -- FDR and Al Smith -- With the Roosevelts in Albany -- FDR becomes president -- Frances becomes Secretary of Labor -- The pioneer -- Skeletons in the Labor Department closet -- Jump-starting the economy -- At home with Mary Harriman -- Blue Eagle: a first try at "civilizing capitalism" -- Refugees and regulations -- Rebuilding the house of labor -- Labor shakes off its slumber -- The union movement revitalizes and splits apart -- Social Security -- Family problems -- Court-packing, wages, and hours -- Impeachment -- War clouds and refugees -- Frances and Franklin -- Madness, misalliances, and a nude bisexual water sprite -- The war comes -- Last days of the Roosevelt administration -- Harry Truman -- The Truman administration -- Communism -- End of the Truman era -- Many transitions -- Last days
Control code
5043833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 458 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400078561
Lccn
2008023208
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocn231162915
  • (OCoLC)231162915
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The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience, Kirstin Downey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-444) and index
Contents
Childhood and youth -- Becoming Frances Perkins -- The young activist hits New York -- The Triangle Shirtwaist fire -- Finding allies in Tammany Hall -- Teddy Roosevelt and Frances Perkins -- A good match -- Married life -- Motherhood -- The indomitable Al Smith -- FDR and Al Smith -- With the Roosevelts in Albany -- FDR becomes president -- Frances becomes Secretary of Labor -- The pioneer -- Skeletons in the Labor Department closet -- Jump-starting the economy -- At home with Mary Harriman -- Blue Eagle: a first try at "civilizing capitalism" -- Refugees and regulations -- Rebuilding the house of labor -- Labor shakes off its slumber -- The union movement revitalizes and splits apart -- Social Security -- Family problems -- Court-packing, wages, and hours -- Impeachment -- War clouds and refugees -- Frances and Franklin -- Madness, misalliances, and a nude bisexual water sprite -- The war comes -- Last days of the Roosevelt administration -- Harry Truman -- The Truman administration -- Communism -- End of the Truman era -- Many transitions -- Last days
Control code
5043833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 458 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400078561
Lccn
2008023208
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn231162915
  • (OCoLC)231162915

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