"The words 'untold story' always pique my interest, since those stories often contain wonderful surprises. A Matter of Simple Justice is just such a story. I am thrilled that our friend Barbara Hackman Franklin—along with President Nixon—is finally getting the credit she deserves for advancing the cause of women in the workplace."
—Barbara Bush


Although largely unknown today, the story of Barbara Franklin and "A Few Good Women" shaped the opportunities available to women for generations to come. Through both a historical narrative of this effort and fascinating interview excerpts with these women appointees, A Matter of Simple Justice shows how the advances that were made during this time by a Republican presidency both reflected the national debate over the role of women in society and took major steps toward equality in the workplace for women.



New in Paperback!


A Matter of Simple Justice is now available in a paperback edition. Visit our Order page for more information on where to purchase your copy. 


E-book versions are also available from Amazon for the Kindle, Barnes & Noble for the Nook, and as a Google E-Book.



Classroom Resources


To complement A Matter of  Simple Justice, the Penn State University Libraries has developed a curriculum for grades 6 through 12: "A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause for Women in the U.S. Government 1969 - 1974."  Available online, the engaging activities and fast facts provide students the opportunity to explore issues, biographies, and roles of women in government.


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