Mother Jones

Mother Jones

The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Book - 2001
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A portrait of the celebrated union organizer and labor activist traces Mother Jones's obscure early life as an Irish immigrant, schoolteacher, and dressmaker; details the early deaths of her husband and children; and her role as an agitator who changed the course of the American labor movement. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

"... imaginatively written and meticulously researched biography." --Elizabeth Sherman, The Boston Sunday Globe

Her rallying cry was famous: "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." A century ago, Mother Jones was a celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of the modern American labor movement. At coal strikes, steel strikes, railroad, textile, and brewery strikes, Mother Jones was always there, stirring the workers to action and enraging the powerful. In this first biography of "the most dangerous woman in America," Elliott J. Gorn proves why, in the words of Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones "has won her way into the hearts of the nation's toilers, and . . . will be lovingly remembered by their children and their children's children forever."



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& Taylor

Traces Mother Jones's obscure early life as an Irish immigrant, schoolteacher, and dressmaker; details the early deaths of her husband and children; and her role as an agitator who changed the course of the American labor movement.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780809070947
0809070944
9780809070930
0809070936
Branch Call Number: B JONES G
Characteristics: xiii, 408 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm

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