Study & Essay
What were the working and living conditions like for late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century miners in America?
What were some of the child labor abuses in the early twentieth century, and what did Mother Jones do about this issue?
What, exactly, occurred in Chicago in 1886?
What were some reasons why conservative unions, like the AFL and the Knights of Labor, did not appeal to workers?
What were some of Mother Jones's activities during strikes, other than unionizing workers?
Why were miners in West Virginia so hard to organize?
What were the challenges faced by striking workers after World War I?
What were some of the challenges involved in organizing the steel workers in 1919?
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