Further Reading and Online Resources


Borch,  Fred L. “The Trial by Military Commission of ‘Mother Jones.’” The Army Lawyer (03/2012): 72-75.

McFarland, C.K. “Crusade for Child Laborers: ‘Mother’ Jones and the March of the Mill Children.” Pennsylvania History 38, No. 3 (1971): 283-296.

Scibilia, Dominic. “The Christological Character of Labor: A Theological Rehabilitation of Mother Jones.” U.S. Catholic Historian 13, No. 3 (1995): 49-61.

Scully, Michael A. “Would Mother Jones Buy ‘Mother Jones’?” Public Interest 53, No. 100 (1978): 100-108.

Steel, Edward M. “Mother Jones in the Fairmont Field.” The Journal of American History 57, No. 2 (1970): 290-307.

Stepenoff, Bonnie. “Keeping It in the Family: Mother Jones and the Pennsylvania Silk Strike of 1900-1901.” Labor History 38, No. 4 (1997): 432-449.

Tonn, M.B. “Militant Motherhood: Labor’s Mary Harris “Mother” Jones.” The Quarterly Journal of Speech 82, No. 1 (1996): 1-21.

Wheeler, Hoyt N. “Mountaineer Mine Wars: An Analysis of the West Virginia Mine Wars of 1912-1913 and 1920-1921.” The Business History Review 50, No. 1 (1976): 69-91, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3113575.


Atkinson, Linda. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. New York: Crown Publishers, 1978.

Fetherling, Dale. Mother Jones: The Miners’ Angel. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1974.

Foner, Philip S., ed. Mother Jones Speaks: Collected Writings and Speeches. New York: Monad Press, 1983.

Gilbert, Ronnie. Ronnie Gilbert on Mother Jones: Face to Face with the Most Dangerous Woman in America. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 1993.

Gorn, Elliott J. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Jones, Mary Harris. The Autobiography of Mother Jones. Chicago: C.H. Kerr and Company, 1925.

Kraft, Betsy H. Mother Jones: One Woman’s Fight for Labor. New York: Clarion Books,1995.

Long, Priscilla. Mother Jones: Woman Organizer and Her Relations with Miners’ Wives, Working Women, and the Suffrage Movement. Boston: South End Press, 1981.

Steel, Edward, ed. The Correspondence of Mother Jones. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Steel, Edward. The Court-Martial of Mother Jones. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.

Steel, Edward, ed. The Speeches and Writings of Mother Jones. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988.

Online Resources

American Catholic History Classroom, "Catholics and Industrialization" exhibit, http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/industrial

American Catholic History Classroom, "Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade" exhibit, http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/mother-jones-and-the-children-

"Mother" Jones Virtual Museum, http://www.motherjonesmuseum.org/

University of Pennsylvania Digital Library, The Autobriography of Mother Jones, http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/jones/autobiography/autobiography.html

United States Department of Labor Hall of Honor, "Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones," http://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/hallofhonor/1992_jones.htm

Wikipedia, "United Mine Workers," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Mine_Workers

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