A New York Times reporter's observations about the Schuylkill County mining village of Heckscherville in 1863.
In the spring of 1863, a journalist documented the chaotic and changing situation in the Coal Region as the Civil War raged on.
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.