Inscribed by Frankfurter to a Distinguished Female Social Worker Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. Green, Nathan [c.1902-1964]. The Labor Injunction. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. [xii], 343 pp. 11 folding tables. Original cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, tiny tear near head of front joint. Light toning to interior, a few minor tears, creases and edgewear to tables, light browning to sections of endleaves, inscription from Frankfurter to Grace Abbott to front free endpaper. $1,500. * Only edition. The inscription reads: "To Grace Abbott/ With the best regards of/ Felix Frankfurter." A Nebraska native who spent most of her life in Chicago, Abbott [1878-1939] was a distinguished social worker known for her efforts to improve the lives of immigrants and children. She began her career at Hull House and went on to serve as the director of the child labor division of the U.S. Children's Bureau (1917-1919) and a professor of public welfare at the University of Chicago (1934-1939). During her time at the University of Chicago she helped to draft Social Security Act and chaired several government committees on child welfare and social issues. The School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is named in her honor.
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