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Anthracite Lads.

Anthracite Lads

William H. Burke

Erie County Historical Society

419 State Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501-1106

1883658470 $16.95

Anthracite Lads: A True Story of the Fables Molly Maguires is a unique book that strives to reexamine a facet of American History in a new light. In an era generations gone by, a group of Irish coal miners were dubbed the "Molly Maguires", and labeled "Red-Handed Murderers" by the press for their alleged role in bombings, assassinations, train derailments, arson, and street demonstrations that rocked Pennsylvania coal territory. The popularly perpetuated history is that a lone, heroic detective infiltrated the notorious gang and brought them all to hangman's justice; now, Anthracite Lads sheds the light of modern scrutiny upon long-buried violence to reveal heretofore hidden truths. A gripping narrative, Anthracite Lads is grounded in extensive research yet reads almost like a novel, and features a special section with reproductions of Molly Maguire photos and original documents.
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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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