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#TheHistoryProject - Mother Jones - Union Organizer & Human Rights Activist: Part 4 - The West Virginia Mine Wars


It's an old joke that well-behaved women seldom make history and while that may not be true, Mother Jones put the maxim to the test.  Having lost her entire family to a yellow fever epidemic, Jones dedicated her life to helping American laborers get their fair share. A firebrand whose voice still rings through the hills of West Virginia, she left her mark on the state and our nation.

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