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.
In June 1864, the offices of the Anthracite Journal in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania were ransacked by an angry mob.
A dispatch to the New York Times from August 1874 details life and work in the thriving Dauphin County mining community.
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.
On February 7, 1862, a roof collapsed inside the Short Mountain Colliery killing a respected miner and wounding several others.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.