The Autobiography of Mother Jones

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(4.8 stars; 6 reviews)

Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones) was a legendary labor organizer. She was a founding member of the International Workers of the World (the IWW, or the Wobblies), and was active in the United Mine Workers and the Socialist Party of America. (Summary by Denny) (5 hr 39 min)


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A Strike in Virginia 5:05 Read by Elizabeth McAndrew
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Victory at Arnot, Pennsylvania 14:57 Read by Elizabeth McAndrew
War in West Virginia 11:51 Read by Carl Manchester
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Murder in West Virginia 10:39 Read by Elizabeth McAndrew
March of the Mill Children 18:56 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Those Mules Won't Scab Today 7:28 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
How the Women Mopped Up Coaldale 6:13 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
The Cripple Creek Strike 35:42 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Child Labor 31:28 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone 7:46 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The Mexican Revolution 13:33 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
How the Women Sang Themselves Out of Jail 4:29 Read by Maddie
Victory in West Virginia 30:07 Read by Elizabeth McAndrew
Guards and Gunmen 5:22 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Governor Hunt, Human and Just 8:46 Read by Kathy
In Rockefeller's Prisons 23:01 Read by Kathy
You Don't Need a Vote to Raise Hell 13:08 Read by Kathy
In a West Virginia Prison Camp 4:56 Read by Kathy
The Steel Strike of 1919 23:22 Read by Kathy
Struggle and Lose: Struggle and Win 6:35 Read by Kathy
Medieval West Virginia 4:55 Read by Kathy
Progress in Spite of Leaders 10:45 Read by Scott Henkel


the patron saint of labor

(5 stars)

Words falter in expressing the importance of this woman's life and her influence on the culture of American labor, indeed labor itself.. Amazing life story, well read and poignant.

(5 stars)

Well read . A story that must be remembered .