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9 edition of Frances Perkins found in the catalog.

Frances Perkins

First Woman Cabinet Member (20th Century Leaders)

  • 29 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Morgan Reynolds Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History - United States/20th Century,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Biography,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Biography & Autobiography - Historical,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Political,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Women,
  • Biography,
  • Cabinet officers,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • United States,
  • Women cabinet officers,
  • Women social reformers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary binding
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8805223M
    ISBN 101931798915
    ISBN 109781931798914
    OCLC/WorldCa70778285

    Reading never sounded so good. Perkins Library circulates more than a half million accessible books, newspapers and publications in braille, large print and digital audio formats annually to thousands of registered patrons in New England and beyond. Her only grandchild is a personal friend, and priceless source of information. The Frances Perkins Center is another indispensable resource. A hot spark was lit in me when I first toured the homestead. It grew into the flame that has resulted in a compelling, educational, and most of all, inspirational book.5/5.

    May 04,  · For more information on Heroes You Should Know, VirtueYOU, and Dr. Porter's other writing projects, please go to: adamwbender.com or adamwbender.com Frances Perkins (), American social worker, U.S. secretary of labor, and civil service commissioner, was the first woman to serve in a presidential Cabinet. Frances Perkins was born in Boston, Mass., on April 10, , and grew up in Worcester, the daughter of a manufacturer. At the age of 16 she entered Mount Holyoke College.

    Jul 20,  · A social worker who became the first woman to serve on a president’s cabinet, Frances Perkins was an uncompromising woman in a man’s world. She fought for safety regulations in New York. Apr 14,  · On March 25, , Mrs. Gordon Norrie was just sitting down to tea with a group of friends when they heard a commotion outside. One of her guests, Frances Perkins, then .


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Apr 07,  · “The New Deal was a big deal for America — and, as Kirstin Downey shows in this illuminating and sparkling book, Frances Perkins, my predecessor as Labor Secretary, was the moving force behind much of it.

Her legacy included Social Security, unemployment insurance, and other initiatives that have improved the lives of generations of Americans/5(). Apr 23,  · Frances Frances Perkins book () was the first woman appointed to a U.S. cabinet post and the longest-serving Secretary of Labor.

Perkins had a long and illustrious record as a social activist: she reorganized New York state's factory inspections system, advocated the Workmen's Compensation Act, and promoted the legislative protection of Frances Perkins book and child laborers/5(4).

Aug 21,  · Frances Perkins () achieved historic gains as U.S. secretary of labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After graduating from Mount. Mar 01,  · Frances Perkins, –, U.S. Secretary of Labor (–45), b. Boston. She worked at Hull House, was executive secretary of the New York Consumers' League (–12) and of the New York Committee on Safety (–17), and directed (–13) investigations for the New York state factory commission.

Jan 01,  · The Woman Behind the New Deal book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet s /5.

Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, – May 14, ) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from tothe longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S.

adamwbender.com a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal Education: Mount Holyoke College (BA), Columbia. Apr 16,  · Frances Perkins, 'The Woman Behind the New Deal' Kirstin Downey's biography of FDR's Labor Secretary Frances Perkins paints an inspiring and substantive portrait of the woman who ushered in.

Frances Perkins was born on April 10,in Boston, Massachusetts, of an upper middle-class Republican adamwbender.com birth name was Fanny Coralie, which she later legally changed to Frances.

When she was two years old the family relocated to Worcester, Massachusetts, where her father opened a profitable stationery adamwbender.com spent her childhood there. Frances Perkins, U.S. secretary of labor during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Besides being the first woman to be appointed to a cabinet post, she also served one of the longest terms of any Roosevelt appointee (–45).

Perkins graduated from Mount Holyoke College in and for some. “The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience” (Random House, $35) will be available for sale and signing following Downey’s discussion.

The Center for the Book was created in to stimulate public interest in books and reading. Jan 01,  · Frances Perkins () was the first woman appointed to a U.S. cabinet post and the longest-serving Secretary of Labor.

Perkins had a long and illustrious record as a social activist: she reorganized New York state's factory inspections system, advocated the Workmen's Compensation Act, and promoted the legislative protection of women and child laborers/5.

The Education of Frances Perkins Read this excerpt from David Brooks' new book, "The Road to Character" by David Brooks, AARP Bulletin | Comments: 0. Bettmann/CORBIS.

In his new book, 'The Road to Character,' pundit David Brooks explains how Frances Perkins, the architect of the Social Security Act, was forged by a horrific fire. Social Security Pioneers Frances Perkins "I came to Washington to work for God, FDR, and the millions of forgotten, plain common workingmen." Frances Perkins.

excellent book about a page turning political history which needs to be read. Frances Perkins was a pioneer in shaping the world we know. Her per-sonal life was full of sorrow. Her pro-fessional life was a constant struggle whose triumphs were often rewarded with hostility.

Downey shows us what it costs to be the catalyst that recasts. Aug 08,  · Attractions near Frances Perkins Center: ( mi) Damariscotta River Cruises ( mi) Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe ( mi) Midcoast Kayak ( mi) Kefauver Studio & Gallery ( mi) Jan Kilburn Watercolor Studio and Gallery; View all attractions near Frances Perkins Center on Tripadvisor5/5(9).

Feb 23,  · “The New Deal was a big deal for America — and, as Kirstin Downey shows in this illuminating and sparkling book, Frances Perkins, my predecessor as Labor Secretary, was the moving force behind much of it. Her legacy included Social Security, unemployment insurance, and other initiatives that have improved the lives of generations of Americans.

Honoring the Achievements of FDR’s Secretary of Labor. By Jessica Breitman, SUNY New Paltz, FDR Library Intern. To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library honors Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the. The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience.

Kirstin Downey. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 3, - Biography & Autobiography - pages. 8 Reviews Preview this book 4/5(8). Feb 23,  · "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience" by Kirstin Downey is a revelation.

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Tread the City's Streets Again by Donn Mitchell has just been published! Donn is a Frances Perkins Center board member and longtime Perkins scholar. His book allows Perkins, mostly in her own words.Frances Perkins () was the first woman appointed to a U.S.

cabinet post and the longest-serving Secretary of Labor. Perkins had a long and illustrious record as a social activist: she reorganized New York state's factory inspections system, advocated the Workmen's Compensation Act, and promoted the legislative protection of women and child laborers.