September 30, 2021
The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
Genre/Categories/Setting: Biographical Historical Fiction, Michigan, Mining, Activism, Union
In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a compelling story of the labor movement, The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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“In July of 1913, twenty-five-year-cold Annie Clements has seen enough of the unfair working conditions in the mining town of Calumet, Michigan and decides it’s time to fight for a change. The men who work in the copper mines endure long hours, dangerous conditions, and low wages. Annie organizes and encourages the women to support a strike, but she also faces possible imprisonment, her husband’s anger, and personal threats. The Women of the Copper Country is a fictionalized account of the courageous efforts of women to organize a strike in the early history of the labor movement.”
“There’s no progress in the world if we all just keep our heads down and only do what’s good and proper in our tiny corner of it.”
“We plant the seeds of justice, and justice will rise out of this muck someday.”
Annie Clements is called “America’s Joan of Arc”
Continue here for my full review of The Women of the Copper Country…
Have you read The Women of the Copper Country or is it on your TBR?
Haven’t heard of her or the book!
I hadn’t heard of her either.
I haven’t heard of this?
It flew under the radar! 😂
I feel like I would enjoy reading about America’s Joan of Arc
She’s interesting and was only 20 something!
This sounds interesting. I don’t think I’ve read any Joan of Arc stories.
It’s a memorable read!
This is a book that I added to my TBR when I read your review when it was posted and I kind of forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder, Carol.
I didn’t hear it talked about much. Although interesting, it’s also tragic in many ways.
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