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A Woman Unafraid

The Achievements of Frances Perkins

by Penny Colman

School And Library, 129 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $14.95 |


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Recounts the life of America's first female cabinet member, who brought a determination—formed from years of social activism—to help manual laborers to her post as Secretary of Labor, where she helped institute Social Security and other reforms.

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