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Mother Jones in Suburban Maryland: Folklore and History
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1/10/2019 at 6:07:38 PM GMT
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Mother Jones in Suburban Maryland: Folklore and History

D.S. Rotenstein ––

“Thanks to the Internet and an endless stream of on-this-day (#OTD) social media posts, ordinary people are never far from history. Such is the case of my friend Glyn Robbins, a UK social justice activist and scholar immersed in housing and labor history and practice. Glyn recently read a post commemorating the anniversary of the death of 20th century labor activist Marry Harris ‘Mother’ Jones (1830-1930)

Mother Jones emigrated to Canada from her native Ireland as a child. As an adult she worked as a schoolteacher and seamstress in Michigan and Chicago. In 1861, Harris married an ironworker and union member George Jones. In the 1870s, she began attending labor meetings and she became increasingly vocal.


To continue reading, visit the full article on History Sidebar’s blog.

Rotenstein, D.S. “Mother Jones in Suburban Maryland: Folklore and History.” History Sidebar. (January 3, 2019). <>



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