The Autobiography of Mother Jones / Edition 1

The Autobiography of Mother Jones / Edition 1

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by Mary Harris Jones, Mother Jones, Charles H. Kerr
     
 

In this classic work of American nonfiction the greatest labor organizer in US history details her three quarter century fight for labor's liberation, and her unswerving belief in industrial unionism as the key to that struggle. I n steel, railroading, metal mining, textiles, and above all, the coal industry, Mother Jones fought alongside strikers. Here too is the… See more details below

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In this classic work of American nonfiction the greatest labor organizer in US history details her three quarter century fight for labor's liberation, and her unswerving belief in industrial unionism as the key to that struggle. I n steel, railroading, metal mining, textiles, and above all, the coal industry, Mother Jones fought alongside strikers. Here too is the exciting story of her crusade against child labor, her innovative efforts to organize working women, her experiences in court and in jail, and her daring involvement in the Mexican Revolution. Mother Jones' lively narrative - every page bristling with her characteristic humor, indignation and uncommon sense - is a masterpiece of American radicalism. This abundantly illustrated new edition includes a host of valuable additions. In a new Foreword Meridel LeSueur vividly recalls her 1914 meeting with Mother Jones. IWW historian Fred Thompson's Afterword provides useful background and fills in important gaps in Mother Jones' story. Also included are a Mother Jones article from 1901, a tribute by Eugene V Debs, an introduction by Clarence Darrow, helpful annotations to the text, a full bibliography and an index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882861661
Publisher:
Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Labor Classics Series
Edition description:
Pittston Strike commemorative ed
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
1,386,737
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

IEarly Years1
IIThe Haymarket Tragedy5
IIIA Strike in Virginia9
IVWayland's Appeal to Reason12
VVictory at Arnot, Pennsylvania14
VIWar in West Virginia20
VIIA Human Judge26
VIIIRoosevelt Sent for John Mitchell31
IXMurder in West Virginia35
XThe March of the Mill Children40
XI"Those Mules Won't Scab Today"48
XIIHow the Women Mopped Up Coaldale51
XIIIThe Cripple Creek Strike54
XIVChild Labor, North and South67
XVMoyer, Haywood and Pettibone79
XVIThe Mexican Revolution82
XVIIHow the Women Sang Themselves Out of Jail87
XVIIIVictory in West Virginia89
XIXGuards and Gunmen102
XXGovernor Hunt, Human and Just104
XXIIn Rockefeller's Prisons108
XXII"You Don't Need a Vote to Raise Hell"119
XXIIIA West Virginia Prison Camp126
XXIVThe Steel Strike of 1919129
XXVStruggle and Lose: Struggle and Win140
XXVIMedieval West Virginia143
XXVIIProgress in Spite of Leaders146

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