Mother Jones Speech Summary: Child Labor

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In Mother Jones’ speech to Charleston coal miners, she voices her opinion about child labor and unfair working conditions. Joes does so because she wants the working class to take action against these unethical working conditions. In order to motivate the miners into taking a stand, she adopts an aggressive tone. She uses powerful language to prove she will not back down from this fight until child labor is abolished and the working conditions have improved. Mother Jones’ purpose in the first half of her speech is to show how horribly the bosses of large companies treat their workers. Jones uses Andrew Carnegie as a martyr for her cause, “He comes and constructs those libraries as monuments reddened with the blood of men, women, and children

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