Author Mark Bulik eloquently describes the labor wars that consumed Schuylkill County in the 1870s.
We sat down with public historian John Heckman to discuss the 1862 miners' revolt in Schuylkill County.
Shortly after the Battle of Antietam in 1862, the Lincoln administration faced a crisis on the home front in Pennsylvania.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.