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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.  Read more...


 
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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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