Elliott J. Gorn

Elliott J. Gorn is Professor of History and American Civilization at Brown University.  He is author of The Manly Art (1986); Mother Jones:  The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2001); Dillinger’s Wild Ride (2009); and is coauthor of A Brief History of American Sports (1993).  Gorn is also coeditor of Constructing the American Past—a collection of documents for U.S. history survey courses—now in its seventh edition.


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Mother Jones

Elliott J. Gorn
Hill and Wang

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...


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