Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Raising Cain and Consciousness

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A key organizer in the early American union movement of the late 1800s, Mother Jones encouraged many groups of American workers to stand up for their rights in the face of larger-than-life foes like Carnegie and Rockefeller, becoming a powerful symbol in her own time as well as in the civil rights movements of the 1960s and '70s. Author and professor Cordery (British Friendly Societies, 1750-1918) has produced an exhaustive biography of Mary Harris Jones, drawn mostly from her own testimonials and primary source accounts of her work-which the activist-agitator didn't begin until her sixties. Cordery is quick not to take Jones's words at face value-her commitment was to the cause, not to truth-but his reportorial rigor takes a lot of steam out of the proceedings, making for a scandalously dry narrative about a figure central to some very interesting times.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780826348111
0826348114
0826348106
9780826348104
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations

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StarGladiator
Jun 02, 2013

Once called /// the most dangerous woman in America \\\ just as decades later, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., would be described as /// the most dangerous man in America \\\ - - note the pattern, the nobles are dangerous, the evil sociopaths are called philanthropists and captains of industry! Today, Mother Jones would be "preemptively arrested" by either the Bush or Obama administration, then quietly shipped off to Guantanomo. A must read for every adult American, and every young adult who aspires to adulthood.

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