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Frances Perkins was the U.S. Labor Secretary under FDR and the first woman to hold a cabinet position. Owing to years of research into working conditions, she was the brains and heart behind the New Deal, which included Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, the 40-Hour work week, workplace protections, and a ban on child labor.

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This brilliant ruler avenged the death of her husband with a series of clever and debilitating attacks on a neighboring group, consolidating her rule and protecting a dynasty.

She then converted to Christianity and is canonized as a saint in both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Cleopatra made a bet with Marc Antony, and the tale has become a matter of both scientific debate and a touchstone for identifying sexism in history books. 

Includes an interview with Dr. Prudence Jones with her thoughts on Cleopatra and "citation bias." (2014)

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