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The Woman Behind the New Deal : The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins--Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage
by Kirstin Downey


Overview - Kirstin Downey s lively, substantive and dare I say inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt s character. Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt s closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president s political savvy and popularity to enact most of the Depression-era programs that are today considered essential parts of the country s social safety network."
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Overview
Kirstin Downey s lively, substantive and dare I say inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt s character. Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt s closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president s political savvy and popularity to enact most of the Depression-era programs that are today considered essential parts of the country s social safety network."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781400078561
  • ISBN-10: 1400078563
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: February 2010
  • Page Count: 458
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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