Frances Perkins, Woman Behind the New Deal (1933-1945)

Frances Perkins, Woman Behind the New Deal (1933-1945) Presented by Caroline McIntyre. Perkins became the first female cabinet member, FDR’s Secretary of Labor,  at the rock bottom of the Great Depression.  She came with a “To Do List” –  workman’s compensation, unemployment insurance, old age and health insurance; a minimum wage, a maximum work week,  … Read more

Mary Draper Ingles, Survivor of the Wilderness, 1755

Mary Draper Ingles, Survivor of the Wilderness, 1755 Presented by Caroline McIntyre. Talk about a hiking challenge! How about a 500 mile wilderness trek, without food, fire, or weapons, in early winter and while wearing a summer dress? Captured by a Shawnee war party in the French and Indian War and taken more than 450 … Read more

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962 Presented by Caroline McIntyre. Rachel Carson is depicted just after the publication of Silent Spring and 18 months before she dies of breast cancer. Warning of dangers of pesticides and pollution, Silent Spring races to the top of the bestseller list, and Rachel Carson is attacked on all sides by the chemical industry. Proclaimed … Read more