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The Autobiography of Mother Jones

The Autobiography of Mother Jones

Author: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

Year Published: 1925

Description: In this autobiography, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones—for whom the magazine Mother Jones is named—recounts her life as a teacher and dressmaker who, after losing her husband and four children to yellow fever, became a labor activist and union organizer for the Knights of Labor and United Mine Workers and later cofounded Industrial Workers of the World. Central to the book is her work on behalf of children, including coordinating the 1903 “Children’s Crusade” march from Philadelphia to New York to protest the rampant use of child labor in the mills and mines of Pennsylvania.

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