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The Sons Of Molly Maguire

Author : Mark Bulik
ISBN : 9780823262236
Genre : History
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Traces the rise of the Molly Maguires from Ireland's devastating potato famine to the turbulent dawn of the American labor movement. With a heavy emphasis on the folk culture that underpinned the Mollies, the book documents the group's Civil War rebirth in Pennsylvania, and its lasting influence.
Category: History

Making Sense Of The Molly Maguires

Author : Kevin Kenny
ISBN : 0198026625
Genre : History
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Twenty Irish immigrants, suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization called the Molly Maguires, were executed in Pennsylvania in the 1870s for the murder of sixteen men. Ever since, there has been enormous disagreement over who the Molly Maguires were, what they did, and why they did it, as virtually everything we now know about the Molly Maguires is based on hostile descriptions of their contemporaries. Arguing that such sources are inadequate to serve as the basis for a factual narrative, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires examines the ideology behind the contemporary evidence to explain how and why a particular meaning came to be associated with the Molly Maguires in Ireland and Pennsylvania. At the same time, this book examines new archival evidence from Ireland that establishes that the American Molly Maguires were a rare transatlantic strand of the violent protest endemic in the Irish countryside. Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the Molly Maguires were, as well as why people wrote and believed such curious things about them. In the process, it vividly retells one of the classic stories of American labor and immigration.
Category: History

The End Of Outrage

Author : Breandán Mac Suibhne
ISBN : 9780191058646
Genre : History
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South-west Donegal, Ireland, June 1856. From the time that the blight first came on the potatoes in 1845, armed and masked men dubbed Molly Maguires had been raiding the houses of people deemed to be taking advantage of the rural poor. On some occasions, they represented themselves as 'Molly's Sons', sent by their mother, to carry out justice; on others, a man attired as a woman, introducing 'herself' as Molly Maguire, demanding redress for wrongs inflicted on her children. The raiders might stipulate the maximum price at which provisions were to be sold, warn against the eviction of tenants, or demand that an evicted family be reinstated to their holding. People who refused to meet their demands were often viciously beaten and, in some instances, killed — offences that the Constabulary classified as 'outrages'. Catholic clergymen regularly denounced the Mollies and in 1853, the district was proclaimed under the Crime and Outrage (Ireland) Act. Yet the 'outrages' continued. Then, in 1856, Patrick McGlynn, a young schoolmaster, suddenly turned informer on the Mollies, precipitating dozens of arrests. Here, a history of McGlynn's informing, backlit by episodes over the previous two decades, sheds light on that wave of outrage, its origins and outcomes, the meaning and the memory of it. More specifically, it illuminates the end of 'outrage' — the shifting objectives of those who engaged in it, and also how, after hunger faded and disease abated, tensions emerged in the Molly Maguires, when one element sought to curtail such activity, while another sought, unsuccessfully, to expand it. And in that contention, when the opportunities of post-Famine society were coming into view, one glimpses the end, or at least an ebbing, of outrage — in the everyday sense of moral indignation — at the fate of the rural poor. But, at heart, The End of Outrage is about contention among neighbours — a family that rose from the ashes of a mode of living, those consumed in the conflagration, and those who lost much but not all. Ultimately, the concern is how the poor themselves came to terms with their loss: how their own outrage at what had been done unto them and their forbears lost malignancy, and eventually ended. The author being a native of the small community that is the focus of The End of Outrage makes it an extraordinarily intimate and absorbing history.
Category: History

Unapproved Routes

Author : Peter Leary
ISBN : 9780191084324
Genre : History
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The delineation and emergence of the Irish border radically reshaped political and social realities across the entire island of Ireland. For those who lived in close quarters with the border, partition was also an intimate and personal occurrence, profoundly implicated in everyday lives. Otherwise mundane activities such as shopping, visiting family, or travelling to church were often complicated by customs restrictions, security policies, and even questions of nationhood and identity. The border became an interface, not just of two jurisdictions, but also between the public, political space of state territory, and the private, familiar spaces of daily life. The effects of political disunity were combined and intertwined with a degree of unity of everyday social life that persisted and in some ways even flourished across, if not always within, the boundaries of both states. On the border, the state was visible to an uncommon degree — as uniformed agents, road blocks, and built environment — at precisely the same point as its limitations were uniquely exposed. For those whose worlds continued to transcend the border, the power and hegemony of either of those states, and the social structures they conditioned, could only ever be incomplete. As a consequence, border residents lived in circumstances that were burdened by inconvenience and imposition, but also endowed with certain choices. Influenced by microhistorical approaches, Unapproved Routes uses a series of discrete 'histories' — of the Irish Boundary Commission, the Foyle Fisheries dispute, cockfighting tournaments regularly held on the border, smuggling, and local conflicts over cross-border roads — to explore how the border was experienced and incorporated into people's lives; emerging, at times, as a powerfully revealing site of popular agency and action.
Category: History

The Molly Maguires

Author : Francis Percival Dewees
ISBN : PSU:000027963388
Genre : Social Science
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The Molly Maguires And The Detectives

Author : Allan Pinkerton
ISBN : 9781504001496
Genre : Fiction
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To keep the peace in the coal mines, the Pinkerton agency goes to war The Civil War is over, and the Union is rebuilding using the power of coal—black rock dug from deep beneath the Pennsylvania earth by men from all over the globe who are seeking their fortune in America. In the 1870s, the miners are unionizing to fight for better working conditions, but within their ranks lurks a secret society whose aim is not so pure. It calls itself the Mollie Maguires, and its adherents are ready to kill to get what they want. Fearing a bloodbath, the head of one of the coal-mining firms reaches out to Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous detective agency, and begs him to break up the sinister ring. Pinkerton sends James McParlan undercover among the miners, the first soldier in a three-year battle against the radicals that will change the face of American labor forever. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Category: Fiction

The Molly Maguires

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ISBN : PSU:000033071961
Genre : Coal miners
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Panther Valley Tales

Author : James Haldeman
ISBN : PSU:000031937801
Genre : Fiction
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The Songman

Author : Tommy Sands
ISBN : UOM:39015062600849
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tommy Sands recounts his traditional way of life, the turbulent civil rights movement, encounters with famous musicians and politicians on his radio show, and an impromptu performance during the Good Friday Agreement talks.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Molly Maguire On Trial

Author : H. T. Crown
ISBN : PSU:000066556817
Genre : Trials (Murder)
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The Great Molly Maguire Hoax

Author : Charles Ambrose McCarthy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034925771
Genre : Molly Maguires
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Sing Out

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105004922568
Genre : Folk songs
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Category: Folk songs

Pennsylvania Folklife

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ISBN : IND:30000108619812
Genre : Pennsylvania Dutch
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Category: Pennsylvania Dutch

The Labor Wars From The Molly Maguires To The Sitdowns

Author : Sidney Lens
ISBN : WISC:89084897107
Genre : Labor disputes
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A comprehensive look at the history of the American labor movement. Takes the reader from the Molly Maguires through Eugene Debs and the Pullman Strike, Big Bill Haywood and the Wobblies, and the 1937 Flint sitdowns to the 1970 General Motors strike.
Category: Labor disputes