The court-martial of Mother Jones. Edward M. Steel, ed, Jr.

The court-martial of Mother Jones

Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1995. xii, 319p., wraps, remains of sticker on spine else very good condition.

"In March, 1913, labor agitator Mary Harris "Mother" Jones and forty-seven other civilians were tried by a military court on charges of murder and conspiracy to murder, charges stemming from violence that erupted during the long coal miners' strike in the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek areas of Kanawha County, West Virginia. Public sentiment eventually forced a release of the prisoners and brought about a settlement of the strike. In the face of overwhelmingly adverse publicity, the governor suppressed publication of the trial transcript. It was long thought to have been destroyed" - rear wrap.

Cat.No: 39810
ISBN: 0813108578

Price: $12.00