At the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 an important paper was delivered Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University. Prof. Feurer, who had also spoken at the inaugural festival in Cork in 2012, examined the parallel activities of Mother Jones and the great Irish socialist leaders James Connolly and “Big Jim” Larkin, in particular looking at the similar paths they followed, both geographical and philosophical and conclusions they reached.
You can download the full text of Prof. Feurer’s lecture by clicking on the link below:-
Rosemary Feurer is Professor of History at Northern Illinois University. She co-directed “Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman”. Author, she writes extensively on labour history. Rosemary is Administrator of www.motherjonesmuseum.org website and Mother Jones Lives. She attended the inaugural Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork in 2012 and delivered the above lecture at the same festival on August 1st, 2014. You can download the full lecture by clicking on the link below: