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Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Journalist and business writer Kirstin Downey celebrates her latest book, a portrait of this devoted public servant, a woman who changed the landscape of American business and society. Frances Perkins was this country’s first female cabinet secretary, and her work and actions greatly affected the New Deal and the whole of American politics at the time. […]

Posted: Mar 17th, 2010
New York Undercover

New York Undercover

An interesting look at the origins of the “modern surveillance state” – author Jennifer Fronc discusses her book, “New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era.” It was relatively common, it turns out, for “social activists” to send private investigators into gambling parlors, brothels, and meetings of criminal gangs and radical political organizations. These […]

Posted: Jan 27th, 2010
Richard Price

Richard Price

Richard Price — writer for HBO’s The Wire and the author of The Wanderers, The Color of Money, and Clockers — turns to the subject of crime in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in his new novel Lush Life. Price speaks about the overlapping universes that collide in his novel at the Tenement Museum, […]

Posted: Apr 15th, 2008
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