Review: Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness

By Simon Cordery

Published in 2010 by University of New Mexico Press

ISBN 978-0-8263-4810-4

$21.95 paperback; 224 pages

Reviewed by Virginia McConnell Simmons

Social, political, and economic gulfs that are seldom probed in depth by popular histories exist between the mansions of mining kings in cities and the shacks of anonymous miners in ghost towns. This new biography of Mother Jones will offer readers an understanding of the underlying issues, attitudes, and clashes in strikes and elections.

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