NY: Viking, 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp. 408. A very good copy in chipped & worn dj. Front hinge loose, covers little faded. With a full page inscription by Perkins to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and NY Times, Philip L. Geyelin: "To Philip Geyelin | in recollection of a | ... in the midst of ... & excitment of Dec 8 1947 1941. This appreciation of what he did then - after. Frances Perkins 1947. " Item #53965
Born in Boston, MA, Perkins (1880-1965) earned her AB at Mount Holyoke College where she was influenced by a speech by Florence Kelley. She spent time volunteering at Hull House in Chicago and took part in a wide range of political and social activities. See NAW. Perkins was the first woman to be appointed to be a Cabinet member and was Secretary of Labor of the United States under FDR. Perkins also served Roosevelt while he was governor of New York State She worked throughout her life on behalf of the urban poor.