The Correspondence of Mother Jones
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Date Published: 1985
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 44120
409pp. Octavo [24 cm] Light blue cloth over boards. With the pictorial dust jacket.
Pittsburgh Series in Social and Labor History. From the dust jacket- " There is little documentation of Mother Jones's life: her medium was, magnificently, the spoken word. The few letters that survive are therefore of great interest to historians of this period. Edward M. Steel has found 364 letters in private and archival collections that were exchanged between Mother Jones and leaders of the union and socialist movements from 1900 to 1930. Her correspondents included John Mitchell, president of the UMWA, 1899-1908; William B. Wilson, U.S. Secretary of labor, 1913-1921; Thomas J. Morgan, a leader of the socialist movement in Chicago; Eugene V. Debs, a founder of the Socialist Party of America; John H. Walker, president of the Illinois Federation of Labor, and Ephraim F. Morgan, governor of West Virginia, 1921-1924."