Biographer Chronicles Perkins, 'New Deal' Pioneer Frances Perkins was the first woman named to a U.S. president's Cabinet. As FDR's secretary of labor, she led the fight to establish Social Security. Biographer Kirstin Downey discusses The Woman Behind the New Deal.

Biographer Chronicles Perkins, 'New Deal' Pioneer

Biographer Chronicles Perkins, 'New Deal' Pioneer

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Frances Perkins was the first woman named to a U.S. president's Cabinet. As FDR's secretary of labor, she led the fight to establish Social Security. Biographer Kirstin Downey discusses her book — The Woman Behind the New Deal — with Jacki Lyden.

The Woman Behind the New Deal
The Life of Frances Perkins, Fdr's Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience
By Kirstin Downey

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