The Speeches and Writings of Mother Jones (Pittsburgh Series in Social and Labor History)

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9780822935759: The Speeches and Writings of Mother Jones (Pittsburgh Series in Social and Labor History)

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A seminal force in the early labor movement, Mary Harris Jones was famed for an oratory style that combined evangelical fervor and caustic irony. The 30 speeches reprinted here, delivered between 1901 and 1922 at conventions of the United Mine Workers Association and other public meetings, vividly chart her career: her role as UMWA International organizer, her intercession with President Wilson on behalf of striking Colorado coal miners, her crusade in support of the Mexican revolution, her affiliation with the Socialist Party and difficulties with the government. The talks provide a dramatic footnote to the history of organized labor in America. West Virginia University history professor Steel (The Correspondence of Mother Jones) supplies useful prefaces to each entry and a biographical directory. Less animated than the addresses but also of historical interest is a brief, closing selection of Mother Jones's essays culled from leftist journals.
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Labor organizer Mother Jones had a career that extended for 60 danger-fraught years as she struggled ceaselessly to unionize workers. Dealing mainly with miners, she also went among steelworkers, brewery girls, and textile laborers, in addition to working on behalf of Mexican radicals. Her extant full-length speeches are collected here in a well-edited compilation that also includes some of her writings. Mistrust of religion and the upper classes, the need for labor solidarity, and a readiness for violence if necessary are recurring themes of her moving orations. Invaluable to the student of labor history, this volume is recommended for all subject collections. Pat Ensor, Cunningham Memorial Lib., Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute
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