On August 8, 1863, Brigadier General William Whipple was nearly gunned down on the outskirts of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Peaceful St. Patrick's Day celebrations turned violent in Carbondale in March 1845.
In September 1862, Irish immigrants living near Scranton rose up to resist efforts to enroll local men for the draft and service in the Civil War.
An 1873 letter in the Boston Globe exhibits many signs of a Molly Maguire conspiracy theory in the Coal Region.
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
After a landlord threw out the family of a Union soldier, the women of Pottsville rose up in anger to attack him.
Three miners in Lorberry were assaulted in a bar after expressing sorrow at Lincoln's assassination.