In May 1929, some of the anthracite industry believed mining was about to make a comeback. They were wrong.
Author Mark Bulik eloquently describes the labor wars that consumed Schuylkill County in the 1870s.
A Coal and Iron Police agent arrested a Hazleton resident under murky circumstances in September 1872
John Siney led one of the first successful unions in America, which briefly united mineworkers in the 1870s.
The leader of the United Mine Workers of America addressed the miners of the Coal Region on May 10, 1902.
On May 1, 1916, miners in the Coal Region earned the 8 hour workday, successfully ending decades of advocacy and protest.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" looks at Theodore Roosevelt and the 1902 coal strike.
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.
"Children of the mine are they, born in the shadow of the culm heaps with the roar of the breakers ever in their ears, with mines beneath their feet."
A writer at the Lykens Register opined in September 1900 about rising inequality in the Coal Region.