Mother Jones

The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Elliott J. Gorn

Hill and Wang

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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 very soul of the modern American labor movement. At coal strikes, steel strikes, railroad, textile, and brewery strikes, Mother Jones was always there, stirring the workers to action and enraging the powerful. In this first biography of "the most dangerous woman in America," Elliott J. Gorn proves why, in the words of Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones "has won her way into the hearts of the nation's toilers, and . . . will be lovingly remembered by their children and their children's children forever."

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"Imaginatively written and meticulously researched biography." --Elizabeth Sherman, The Boston Sunday Globe

"Elliott Gorn's outstanding and dramatic new biography of Mother Jones reacquaints us with this extraordinary figure . . ." --Benjamin L. Alpers, Chicago Tribune

"[A] lively, well-honed biography . . . Admirable." --David S. Reynolds, The New York Times Book Review

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Elliott J. Gorn

Elliott J. Gorn, a professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America.

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Mother Jones
The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Elliott J. Gorn

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Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
April 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780809070947
ISBN10: 0809070944
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 424 pages, 11 Black-and-White Photographs, a Bibliography, Notes, and an Index
$20.00
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