Woman Behind the New Deal The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage

ISBN-10: 1400078563
ISBN-13: 9781400078561
Edition: N/A
Authors: Kirstin Downey
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.10" wide x 8.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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