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Mother Jones, woman organizer

Priscilla Long

Mother Jones, woman organizer

and her relations with miners" wives, working women, and the suffrage movement

by Priscilla Long

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Published by South End Press in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Jones, Mother, 1843?-1930,
    • Working class women -- United States -- Biography,
    • Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Organizing -- United States -- History,
    • Women"s rights -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Priscilla Long.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD8073.J6 L66 1976
      The Physical Object
      Pagination39, [1] p. :
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1945413M
      ISBN 100896082466
      LC Control Number90168560


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Gorn sets out with a clear mission: to measure Mother Jones the flesh-and-blood woman against Mother Jones the legend. Some divisive reviews show that there are readers, perhaps great admirers of I think that biography is always stronger with a clear point of view/5.

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Mother Jones was first Mary. Mother Jones (born Mary Harris; –Novem ) was a key radical figure in United States labor history. She was a fiery orator, a union agitator for mine workers, and a co-founder of the International Workers of the World (IWW). The current-day political magazine Mother Jones was named for her and maintains her legacy of left-wing politics.

FACT: Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we. Early Life.

Labor activist Mother Jones was born Mary Harris in in County Cork, Ireland. During her early years, she and her family fled the ravages of the Irish Potato Famine and moved to Died: Typically clad in a black dress, her face framed by a lace collar and black hat, the barely five-foot tall Mother Jones was a fearless fighter for workers’ rights—once labeled "the most dangerous woman in America" by a U.S.

district attorney. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones rose to prominence as a fiery orator and fearless organizer for the Mine. Oprah’s Book Club Changed the Game—and Created a New World for Black Readers Like Me Subscribe today and get a full year of Mother Jones for. 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.

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[Priscilla Long]. When she re-emerged in the s, Mary was nearing sixty, speaking her mind as the feisty "Mother" Jones, labor organizer and determined socialist. For the next forty years, this bespectacled and white-haired woman was visible and vocal by: 2.

This little book is a story of a woman of action fired by a fine zeal. She defied calumny. She was not awed by guns or jails. She kept on her way regardless of friends and foes.

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We investigate stories that are in the public and the nation's interest. From revelatory scoops to deep-dive investigations, Mother Jones journalism is penetrating 5/5(2). 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.

This is the home page's excerpt. Through story and song, Vivian Nesbitt (Breaking Bad, The Night Shift, Longmire, Law & Order SVU) portrays Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, with musical accompaniment by John Dillon, in Si Kahn‘s one-woman musical about the infamous labor organizer famed for her tireless efforts on behalf of the rights of the working class.

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17 Vols. Gale Research, “Mother Jones.”. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones ( – 30 November ) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer.

About the book:   Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones) was a legendary labor organizer. She was a founding member of the International Workers of the World (the IWW, or the Wobblies), and was active in the United Mine. 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 5/5(1). Mother Jones (abbreviated MoJo) is an American magazine that focuses on news, commentary, and investigative reporting on topics including politics, the environment, human rights, health and political inclination is variously described as either liberal or progressive.

Clara Jeffery serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine. Steve Katz has been the publisher since ; Based in: San Francisco, California, U.S. The legendary Mother Jones, once called the "most dangerous woman in America," holds an important position in American history because of her struggle to achieve equality and justice for the country's industrial laborers.

On behalf of the workers, Mother Jones spent much time in prison, and faced abuse from the public and from officials. Click to read more about Mother Jones, woman organizer: And her relations with miners' wives, working women, and the suffrage movement by Priscilla Long.

LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for bookloversAuthor: Priscilla Long. Mary Harris Jones was over fifty years old before she began her career as a labor organizer.

She was born in Ireland, but her family was forced to emigrate because they rebelled against British rule. While living in the northeast, she completed school, became a teacher, and married an iron moulder. From her husband, George. "Mother Jones" was born innear Dublin, After losing her own family to yellow fever, Mary Jones found in the lives of the downtrodden a new family to nurture and support.

She did this for seventy years as a trade union organizer, a feminist, and a campaigner against child labor in America.4/5. Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones was a courageous fighter for the rights of the workers and organizer of workers’ strikes in the first two decades of the 20th century. She was an inspiring figure for the distressed strikers and used to clad herself in typical black Victorian dresses, which made her look older than she actually.

Mother Jones was a key organizer in West Virginia for the United Mine Workers of America. There she showed fearlessness in confronting the “medieval” corporate control that kept miners in a kind of bondage. When an African-American woman, impressed with Mother Jones commitment to the cause, suggested she would kiss Jones’ skirt hem in.

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InMother Jones returned to live with Terence and Emma Powderly. Mary Harris Jones (Novem ) was an American schoolteacher and tailor. In her husband and their four children died of yellow fever during an epidemic.

There was a fire in Chicago, in Harris Jones' workshop was destroyed in that fire; she lost everything she had. She turned towards the Knights of Labor. The Knights of Labour was an association of Born: August 1,Cork, County Cork, Ireland. Mother Jones, a strong and willful woman, spent her golden years as the most active time in her life.

From the age of 50 to 99 years this "pistol packin' mamma" was jailed two times for leading union strikes in West Virginia; once in at and again in at   Pres. Coolidge, Mother Jones, Mrs. Coolidge, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. 9/26/24 Photo: Library of Congress Digital ID cph 3c Education and Career: Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones was born in Cook County, Ireland to a Catholic farming family and immigrated to Canada to escape the potato famine.

Her exact birth year is uncertain but may have been from. Mother Jones, an immigrant from Ireland, became a labor organizer when she was 50 in the coal fields and factories across America. She didn't stop to write this book until her 80s. It covers many of her campaigns and arrests, including her Childrens' by: 4.

Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones) was a legendary labor organizer. She was a founding member of the International Workers of the World (the IWW, or the Wobblies), and was active in the United Mine Workers and the Socialist Party of America.

(Summary by Denny). Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1, – Novem ), born in Cork, Ireland, was a prominent American socialist, labor and community organizer, and a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World. "Foner emphasizes the constancy of Jones's commitment to socialism, describes her effectiveness as a union organizer, and challenges feminist contentions that Mother Jones was opposed to or, at best, uninterested in the women's rights movement Recommended for large public libraries and college libraries at all levels."-ChoicePages: Through story and song, Vivian Nesbitt (Breaking Bad, The Night Shift, Longmire and more) portrays Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, with musical accompaniment by John Dillon, in Si Kahn‘s one-woman musical about the infamous labor organizer famed for her tireless efforts on behalf of the rights of the working class.

Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America study guide and get instant. Mary Harris Jones, known as “Mother” Jones, was a social reformer and leader in the labor movement in the United States from the s until her death in A native of Ireland, she grew up in Toronto, Canada and Michigan and Illinois, and.

The March of the Mill Children, the three-week trek from Philadelphia to New York by striking child and adult textile workers launched on July 7,by Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (), trained public attention on the scourge of child labor and energized efforts to end it by law.

Jones, the storied Irish-born labor organizer, came to the Kensington section of northern. On May 1,Mother Jones celebrated her birthday in Maryland. One hundred years old, by her count, she made her debut before newsreel cameras, condemning the Prohibition Act ‘‘as a curse upon the nation’’ that violated her right to have a beer instead of water.

Mother Jones died Novemand is buried in Mount Olive, Illinois. Interview with author of Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness. I learned about Mother Jones at university and wanted to write about her because she is such an amazing woman. but at the very least we would not have this colorful, committed, and intelligent woman labor organizer to admire and emulate.Mary Harris Jones, better known as early 20th-century activist Mother Jones, is the kind of character any actress would love to play.

A union organizer. The autobiography of Mary Harris Jones, more commonly known as Mother Jones. The "most dangerous woman in America" and a committed organizer for several unions including the Knights of Labor and the IWW. She was also active in the fight to end child labour and organise every mine.