Frances Perkins: Champion of the New Deal

Overview


Frances Perkins (1880-1965) 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. As U.S. Secretary of Labor under Roosevelt she helped develop major New Deal legislation, including the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor Standards ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (35) from $1.99   
  • New (10) from $9.47   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.47
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(404)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
LIBRARY BINDING New 0195122224! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.47
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(273)

Condition: New
LIBRARY BINDING New 0195122224 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.49
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(726)

Condition: New
LIBRARY BINDING New 0195122224 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A COMPANY YOU TRUST, HUGE SELECTION. RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! ! HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY, ... SATISFACTION GURANTEED**** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.49
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(690)

Condition: New
LIBRARY BINDING New 0195122224! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.49
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(920)

Condition: New
LIBRARY BINDING New 0195122224 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.79
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2362)

Condition: New
2000-01-13 Library Binding 1St Edition New 0195122224 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money ... Back Gurantee. Try Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$11.61
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(88)

Condition: New
2000-01-13 Library Binding New HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,

Ships from: La Grange, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$16.00
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(317)

Condition: New
1st Edition, Fine Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0195122224

Ships from: Troy, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$34.51
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
2000 Hard Back NEW in New jacket Academic BRAND NEW/UNREAD BOOK. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is ... necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Southend on Sea, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(148)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview


Frances Perkins (1880-1965) 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. As U.S. Secretary of Labor under Roosevelt she helped develop major New Deal legislation, including the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Always regarded with some hostility by both organized labor and the business community, Perkins survived an attempt to impeach her in 1939. As one of the most distinguished and trailblazing women in the history of American government, Perkins is often studied in American history classes. Moreover, her career touched on issues key to our current debates about government and social policy. This book is richly illustrated with documents and rare photographs.

Oxford Portraits is a new series of biographies for young adults. Written by prominent writers and historians, each of these titles is designed to supplement the core texts of the middle and high school curriculum with intriguing, thoroughly informative and insightful accounts of the lives and work of the notable men and women who helped shape history. Each book is illustrated with numerous graphics, photographs, and documents. A unique feature is the inclusion of sidebars containing primary source material, mostly excerpts from the subject's writings. A chronology, further reading list, and index rounds out every volume.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Well-written, thorough, and occasionally humorous. The black-and-white photos of Perkins ... seem to reveal as much as the text does."--The Horn Book Guide

"The writing style is lively and reveals Perkins's personal doubts family concerns, as well as her unique and significant achievements in public service.... Worthy biography."--School Library Journal

"An engrossing biography of the first woman to serve as a U.S. cabinet member."--Reuters

"Frances Perkins was truly a woman ahead of her time, and Pasachoff's interesting work illustrates this adeptly. Perkins's untiring quest and unending commitment to social justice comes through clearly in this well-written biography.... If the other titles in this series are of similar high quality, the series will have fulfilled its purpose. This work is a valuable resource for young history students."--Book Report

"Those who like to read biographies, history, or stories of strong, intelligent women will thoroughly enjoy this book."--Children's Literature

"Pasachoff writes with verve, compassion, high scholarship, and a fine understanding of history."--The Advocate

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Women are so much a part of society, business, and government today that we forget that until recently they couldn't even vote. Frances Perkins, born in 1880 Boston to a New England family in which both parents descended from early British settlers, attended Mount Holyoke College at a time when few women graduated high school. Her education there prepared her "to do meaningful and socially valuable work in the world." Fortunately she was able to do just that. After graduation she taught in Connecticut, and realized that the founding of a Girls' Club for factory and shop-girls aged fourteen to sixteen was more meaningful than teaching. Over the next few years, she taught and worked at settlement houses in Connecticut and Philadelphia as an untrained social worker. She moved to New York City, where she went to graduate school at Columbia University. She "felt herself in the very heart of both the theoretical and practical efforts to socialize the life of the modern city." She saw injustice and corruption, she learned to speak in public, and finally was hired as the chief executive officer of the New York Consumers' League. And we're only on page 25! The story of how Perkins became the first woman Cabinet officer serving in the Franklin Roosevelt administration is wonderfully told. Anyone who likes to read biographies, or history, or stories of strong, intelligent women will thoroughly enjoy this book.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Perkins was United States Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the first woman to hold a U.S. cabinet post. She was a working mother who helped develop legislation against child labor and to start Social Security. This book traces her life from childhood to death and includes excerpts from her writings, such as her 1910 article on undernourished children and her 1933 essay on "The Cost of a Five-Dollar Dress." An excerpt from a 1947 review of Perkins's biography of FDR, The Roosevelt I Knew, is also included. These vintage writings add insight into the attitudes and customs of the times. The author mentions her subject's mistakes and includes details of the impeachment attempt she survived. The writing style is lively and reveals Perkins's personal doubts and family concerns, as well as her unique and significant achievements in public service. Good-quality black-and-white photographs appear throughout. This book is slightly more detailed than Penny Colman's A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins (Atheneum, 1993; o.p.), another worthy biography at a similar reading level.-Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Estero, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195122220
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Oxford Portraits Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Williams College
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)