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Anna Jarvis and the Surprising History of Mother’s Day

There’s more to the loving holiday than meets the eye.

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The Origins of Mother’s Day 

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Anna Jarvis

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The Campaign for Mother’s Day 

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The Commercialization of Mother’s Day—and Anna Jarvis’s Turn 

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