An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
A vivid account of the execution of six "Molly Maguires" at Pottsville on June 21, 1877
In April 1870, a widespread outbreak of violence across Schuylkill County shocked residents
Watching HBO's Deadwood and reflecting on similarities between the "Wild West" and Pennsylvania's Coal Region
We sat down with public historian John Heckman to discuss the 1862 miners' revolt in Schuylkill County.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.