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If the Progressives Were Advising Us Today, Should We Listen?

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1 Miliband, Ralph, Divided Societies: Class Struggle in Contemporary Capitalism (Oxford, UK, 1989), ch. 5.

2 October 11, 2001, addendum: Talk of reducing the size of the federal government has subsided into near invisibility following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 and the cry for huge federal investment in reconstruction and security.

3 Scott, , Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (New Haven, 1998).

4 Martin, George, Madam Secretary. Frances Perkins: A Biography of America's First Woman Cabinet Member (Boston, 1976), 239–42.

5 Wandersee, Winifred D., “‘I'd Rather Pass a Law than Organize a Union’: Frances Perkins and the Reformist Approach to Organized Labor,” Labor History 34 (Winter 1993): 5.

6 Martin, , Madam Secretary. Frances Perkins, 388.

7 Interview with Frances Perkins, Columbia Oral History Project, Book I, 57.

8 Perkins interview, I, 67.

9 Perkins interview, I, 68.

10 Perkins interview, I, 120.

11 Perkins interview, I, 74–75.

12 Perkins interview, I, 72–74.

13 Martin, , Madam Secretary, ch. 29.

14 Quoted in Weiss, Nancy J., Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR (Princeton, 1989), 49.

If the Progressives Were Advising Us Today, Should We Listen?

  • Linda Gordon (a1)


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