- Publisher: Viking; 2nd printing edition (1947)
- ASIN: B000NVEP4I
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,497,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Roosevelt I Knew Hardcover – 1947
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Sadly, few people seem to know about Perkins today or how, as a trusted member of FDR's cabinet, she brought the influence of organized labor into his Cabinet and into his New Deal and changed American life for the better. Wikipedia's summary of her accomplishments is better than mine could be, "With the Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans. She pushed to reduce workplace accidents and helped craft laws against child labor. Through the Fair Labor Standards Act, she established the first minimum wage and overtime laws for American workers, and defined the standard forty-hour work week. She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation ServiceCivilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. , Perkins resisted having American women be drafted to serve the military in World War II so that they could enter the civilian workforce in greatly expanded numbers.Read more ›