The Woman Behind the New Deal

The Woman Behind the New Deal

The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage

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"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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010, c2009.
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
ISBN: 9781400078561
Branch Call Number: B PERKINS DOWNEY K
Characteristics: xiii, 458 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.


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