My European Faces: Mother Jones, a “dangerous woman”, was Irish, American & European

Mother Jones was very effective in standing up for workers and children

Schoolteacher Mary Harris Jones lost her husband, all of her four children, and her business. When she had nothing left to loose, she started to “fight like hell for the living.” She was so successful as a community organizer and orator that, in 1902, she was named “the most dangerous woman in America.” At a time when labour conditions were dysmal, she stood up for miners and children in sweat shops. She was Irish, American & European.

Look at her eyes: This woman was nobody’s fool!

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