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September 30, 1899


Mother Jones organizes the wives of striking miners in Arnot, Pennsylvania, to descend on the mine with brooms and mops and clanging pots and pans.  “I told the men to stay home with the children for a change and let the women attend to the scabs.”  The women frightened away the mules and their scab drivers and returned daily to keep watch.  The miners eventually won their strike.

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