Houghton Mary Harris, later known as Mother Jones, was born in Ireland in 1830 and immigrated to the United States as a young woman. With prodigious energy and a gift for oratory, she became one of America's most influential union organizers. Looking frail and grandmotherly in her prim black dress, steel-rimmed glasses, and white hair, this tiny, indomitable woman gave stirring speeches urging workers to stand up for their rights, bullied government officials, and fearlessly confronted business leaders. Betsy Harvey Kraft's clear, meticulously researched text introduces an important figure in American social history to a new generation.
Baker & Taylor A portrait of one of America's most famous union organizers traces the life, career, and achievements of Mother Jones, a woman who was in her sixties when she became a labor leader who worked for the cause of children, miners, railroad workers, and others.
Baker & Taylor Traces the life of the successful labor organizer, and describes her efforts on behalf of coal miners, steel workers, and children working in textile factories