The Resource The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage, Kirstin Downey

The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage, Kirstin Downey

Label
The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage
Title
The woman behind the New Deal
Title remainder
the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage
Statement of responsibility
Kirstin Downey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downey, Kirstin
Dewey number
331.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8073.P38
LC item number
D69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perkins, Frances
  • Perkins, Frances
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women cabinet officers
  • Women social reformers
  • Women cabinet officers
  • Women social reformers
  • United States
Label
The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage, Kirstin Downey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 458 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400078561
Lccn
2008023208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)401140948
  • 826252
  • (OCoLC)ocn401140948
Label
The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage, Kirstin Downey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 458 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400078561
Lccn
2008023208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)401140948
  • 826252
  • (OCoLC)ocn401140948

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