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Through Historian Philip Foner, "Mother Jones Speaks."

Philip Foner is the foremost historian on the labor movement in the U. S. He is the author of over eighty works, including a four volume history of the American labor movement, "Organized Labor and the Black Worker," and "Women and the American Labor Movement." Foner's specialities include labor history, African American history, and the history of women and Socialism. Foner has recently edited a collection of speeches and writings of Irish-American labor organizer Mother Jones. Mother Jones began her career after the age of 60 in the 1890s, when she worked as a paid organizer of the United Mine Workers. She lived until the age of 100, and organized until the age of 93. Foner joins the show to discuss her life and lasting impact.

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