3 edition of The Molly Maguires found in the catalog.
The Molly Maguires
Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 16402)
|Series||Library of American civilization -- LAC 16402.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 9-380 p.|
|Number of Pages||380|
The Molly Maguires is a American historical drama film directed by Martin Ritt, starring Richard Harris and Sean Connery. It is based on a novel by Arthur H. Lewis. Set in late 19th century Northeastern Pennsylvania, this social drama tells the story of an undercover detective sent to a coal mining community to expose a secret society of Irish-American miners battling exploitation at the hand Music by: Henry Mancini. Twenty Irish immigrants, suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization called the Molly Maguires, were executed in Pennsylvania in the s 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 the hostile 4/5(1).
Because the Molly Maguires kept secrets, their stories were written by hostile authors, such as Allen Pinkerton’s “The Molly Maguires and the Detective” and reports that McParlan mailed to. MAKING SENSE OF THE MOLLY MAGUIRES, by Kevin Kenny (Oxford University Press: pp., $ cloth, $ paper).
About this Item: POCKET BOOKS + International Pubs + Oxford U Press, Soft cover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 3 books -- Making Sense of the Molly Maguires. Kevin Kenny. Oxford U Press. p. hardcover with dust jacket, dust jacket bumped/scuffed, boards bumped/scuffed, binding tight, text clean/unmarked, NOT xlib, fine condition + LAMENT FOR THE MOLLY MAGUIRES, LEWIS, . Directed by Martin Ritt. With Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay. In the Pennsylvanian coal mines of , a group of Irish immigrant workers begin to retaliate against the cruelty of their work environment/
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This is the highly readable, true story of the so-called "Molly Maguires": militant Irish American coal miners persecuted by greedy coal miner owners and their allies in government. Set in the anthracite The Molly Maguires book of Pennsylvania, this struggle illustrates the wider conflict between labor and capital in the post-Civil War United by: 6.
"Kevin Kenny's Making Sense of the Molly Maguires is easily the best book ever written about the subject. It is meticulously researched, carefully argued, and well written, and it brings all of the events to life His book is a story of the hardships of the mines, of the power of the owners and their paid police forces, and most especially of the power of the media to portray the events in such a way as to Cited by: The tale of the famous "Molly Maguires" of the Pennsylvania coal field in The Molly Maguires book period immediately after the American Civil War is another in the seemingly endless stories of the Irish Diaspora triggered by the ruthless policy of the bloody English imperialists, who come what may, refused to part with their colony until forced to by the Irish nationalist liberation fighters of the early 20th by: The story of the Molly Maguires is filled with action, murder, spying and betrayal.
The events took place in the coalfields of Pennsylvania around Irish laborers were being abused by the mine and railway owners, so some of them took the law into their own hands, meeting out their idea of justice/5.
The Molly Maguires: And The Detectives () Paperback – Janu by Allan Pinkerton (Author)Cited by: 3. The Molly Maguires book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.
The story of the s frameup of the Pennsylvania Irish anthraci /5(2). A Molly Maguire Story is a fascinating true account of injustice, callous mine owners, corrupt elected officials, rigged trials, and the resilience of brave individuals and their tightly-knit community in /5(9).
Molly Maguires The band of coal miners known as the Molly Maguires led one of the first labor uprisings in the United States. Irish immigrants took it upon themselves to combat their own mistreatment by the coal companies.
Their story is legend in the coal region. The Mollies Were Men (Second Edition): The Final Chapter by Dr. Thomas Barrett. The Molly Maguires are recorded as the first worker-only labor movement in American history.
Today, the Mollies are remembered through numerous mediums including a monument in Mahanoy City, a movie titled The Molly Maguires starring Sean Connery, and a known historical meeting place of the Mollies called The Wooden Keg Tavern, to name just a few.
This is the definitive Molly Maguire book. It covers all aspects from racism, abhorrent working conditions, to the politics of the day. It gives a fair view of events rather than the socialistic view that Anthony Bimba gave in his book/5.
"Kevin Kenny's Making Sense of the Molly Maguires is easily the best book ever written about the subject.
It is meticulously researched, carefully argued, and well written, and it brings all of the events to life His book is a story of the hardships of the mines, of the power of the owners and their paid police forces, and most especially of the power of the media to portray the events in such a way as to Brand: Oxford University Press.
A somewhat historical account of the rise and fall of the Irish group called The Molly Maguires. The Molly Maguires took law into their own hands, trying to find justice for miners and their family who were poorly treated. This book tells of the Molly Maguires group and The Pinkerton Spy that brought them down.
I knew the basics about the Molly Maguires. I also knew of rumors that my family helped The Pinkerton /5.
In popular culture Arthur Conan Doyle 's Sherlock Holmes novel The Valley of Fear is partly based on James McParland's infiltration of the The Molly Maguires, a film starring Richard Harris as James McParland and Sean Connery as Molly leader Jack Kehoe was A episode of The Big Valley.
The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Molly Maguires and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.1/5(2). The Molly Maguires may have been an Irish 19th-century secret society known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish immigrant coal miners in Pennsylvania.
Or maybe they were the nonexistent basis for a folk devil. Either way they are a basis for the history of the roots of militant labor movements in America, sort of like rooting a story of Democracy on semi-legends/5. In a new book about the infamous 'Molly's Game' poker games he co-founded with Tobey Maguire, Houston Curtis says that the 'Spider-Man' star used famous pals.
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. "Intended as a book about the Molly /5(2). A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder.
A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members/10(K). Making Sense of the Molly Maguires By Kevin Kenny Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview The Sons of Molly Maguire: The Irish Roots of America's First Labor War By Mark Bulik Fordham University Press, The Molly Maguires is the secret society of miners that seeks to right the wrongs of the unjust and callous owners of the company.
McParlan tries to join the gang, but Jack is suspicious of the 90%. The Molly Maguires story is a fascinating insight into both Irish – American culture in the 19th century and America’s often troubled and brutal labour history. The Mollies were a secret society based among the Irish coal miners in the anthracite fields of .The setting is the Pennsylvania coal fields in the s and the drama revolves around the determined efforts of the miners to form a union, the equally determined efforts of the railroad and mine owners to break the struggling labor organization, and the shadowy role of an Irish secret society called the Molly Maguires.
The Molly Maguires were. Who Were the Molly Maguires? Author: Laura Schumm. In the latter half of the 19th century, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, was an area rife with violence. Between anda Author: Laura Schumm.