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The Courage to Meddle: The Belief of Frances Perkins

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Frances Perkins was the most influential woman in global politics in the first half of the 20th century - and yet is virtually unknown, especially outside her native USA. For 20 years in New York State she developed her philosophy and the programme which became Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, then 12 years implementing it as the first woman to sit in the US Cabinet (1933-45 ...more
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Published February 8th 2020
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The Courage to Meddle: The Belief of Frances Perkins
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This engaging book examines in detail the personal and professional life of Frances Perkins, US Secretary of Labor (1933-1945) and the first ever female member of a Presidential Cabinet. Many know that Franklin D. Roosevelt’s major achievement was to launch the New Deal, a series of domestic programmes that boosted the USA both socially and economically after the catastrophic market collapse of 1929-33.
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Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a Christian Socialist I do not believe that every Christian needs to vote Labour (or perhaps Democrat) but as the late former president of the Methodist Church, Lord Donald Soper, replied when asked, ‘Can you be a Christian and a Tory?’- ‘You can to begin with!’.

Tom Levitt’s insightful analysis on the life of Frances Perkins describes not only her ability to cajole and persuade those in power of the rightfulness of social action but why she as a Christian had no alternative.

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