The Sons of Molly Maguire

The Sons of Molly Maguire

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.

Author: Mark Bulik

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823262235

Category: History

Page: 363

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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.
Categories: History

The Sons of Molly Maguire

The Sons of Molly Maguire

30, 1876, report of Benjamin Franklin, Pinkerton superintendent, both in Molly Maguire Collection, Reading Rail Road Papers, Hagley Museum and Library, ...

Author: Mark Bulik

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823262250

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 356

Sensational tales of true-life crime, the devastation of the Irish potato famine, the upheaval of the Civil War, and the turbulent emergence of the American labor movement are connected in a captivating exploration of the roots of the Molly Maguires. A secret society of peasant assassins in Ireland that re-emerged in Pennsylvania’s hard-coal region, the Mollies organized strikes, murdered mine bosses, and fought the Civil War draft. Their shadowy twelve-year duel with all powerful coal companies marked the beginning of class warfare in America. But little has been written about the origins of this struggle and the folk culture that informed everything about the Mollies. A rare book about the birth of the secret society, The Sons of Molly Maguire delves into the lost world of peasant Ireland to uncover the astonishing links between the folk justice of the Mollies and the folk drama of the Mummers, who performed a holiday play that always ended in a mock killing. The link not only explains much about Ireland’s Molly Maguires—where the name came from, why the killers wore women’s clothing, why they struck around holidays—but also sheds new light on the Mollies’ re-emergence in Pennsylvania. The book follows the Irish to the anthracite region, which was transformed into another Ulster by ethnic, religious, political, and economic conflicts. It charts the rise there of an Irish secret society and a particularly political form of Mummery just before the Civil War, shows why Molly violence was resurrected amid wartime strikes and conscription, and explores how the cradle of the American Mollies became a bastion of later labor activism. Combining sweeping history with an intensely local focus, The Sons of Molly Maguire is the captivating story of when, where, how, and why the first of America’s labor wars began.
Categories: History

Making Sense of the Molly Maguires

Making Sense of the Molly Maguires

Here, too, the Molly Maguires were duplicating tactics inaugurated by the ... agent of a higher authority," the "son" or "daughter" of Molly Maguire.

Author: Kevin Kenny

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198026625

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 905

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.
Categories: History

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

The “ Molly Maguires , ” Irishmen , or the sons of Irishmen , like the great mass of
their countrymen , naturally sympathize with the Democratic party ; yet that their
votes and influence have been held as a matter of bargain and sale for years
past ...

Author: Francis Percival Dewees

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034925763

Category: Molly Maguires

Page: 380

View: 959

Categories: Molly Maguires

The End of Outrage

The End of Outrage

6 Broehl, Molly Maguires, 27–8; Kenny, Making Sense, 13–44; Korson, Minstrels, ... 9 For the Mollies and mumming, see Bulik, Sons of Molly Maguire, 37–43, ...

Author: Breandán Mac Suibhne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191058646

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 298

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.
Categories: History

Unapproved Routes

Unapproved Routes

Bulik, The sons of Molly Maguire, pp. ... Information supplied by Mr Maguire, Fermanagh Street, Clones, County smuggling: society, culture, and authority ...

Author: Canon Murray Fellow in Irish History Peter Leary

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198778578

Category:

Page: 272

View: 309

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.
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In a Strange Land

In a Strange Land

I wrote " A romp through post-conflagration Chicago, Pennsylvania's "Molly Maguire "coal mines, the great Log Jam in G I wrote " A romp through post-conflagration Chicago, Pennsylvania's "Molly Maguire "coal mines, the great Log Jam in ...

Author: Lillian M. Henry

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468540394

Category: Fiction

Page: 612

View: 178

I wrote " A romp through post-conflagration Chicago, Pennsylvania's "Molly Maguire "coal mines, the great Log Jam in G I wrote " A romp through post-conflagration Chicago, Pennsylvania's "Molly Maguire "coal mines, the great Log Jam in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the demise of Brooklyn, New York as an independent city and a New Jersey land development scheme, "In a Strange Land" carries the reader forward as Mary Ann and William with their two surviving sons arrive in "turn of the century" United States and "Became American". Drawing on her grandmother's diary and father's photo album, author Lillian M. (Hooper) Henry, recreates that era of tumultuous growth and the " coming of age" of the country itself. Together with her earlier books, "the Real Yankee Doodle", "Tabitha's Tale", and "In Bristol Fashion", "In a Strange Land" provides insight into how historical events impact ordinary citizens. Lillian's next endeavor is "Son of the Kaiser?"...a rags to riches recreation of "The Era of Peace and Prosperity." She and her husband divide their time between Pennsylvania and Florida. rand Rapids, Michigan, the demise of Brooklyn, New York as an independent city and a New Jersey land development scheme, "In a Strange Land" carries the reader forward as Mary Ann and William with their two surviving sons arrive in "turn of the century" United States and "Became American". Drawing on her grandmother's diary and father's photo album, author Lillian M. (Hooper) Henry, recreates that era of tumultuous growth and the " coming of age" of the country itself. Together with her earlier books, "the Real Yankee Doodle", "Tabitha's Tale", and "In Bristol Fashion", "In a Strange Land" provides insight into how historical events impact ordinary citizens. Lillian's next endeavor is "Son of the Kaiser?"...a rags to riches recreation of "The Era of Peace and Prosperity." She and her husband divide their time between Pennsylvania and Florida.
Categories: Fiction

The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland

The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland

14 K. Kenny, Making sense of the Molly Maguires (Oxford, 1998). 15 M. Bulik, The sons of Molly Maguire: the Irish roots of America's first labour war ...

Author: Eugenio F. Biagini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108228626

Category: History

Page:

View: 538

Covering three centuries of unprecedented demographic and economic changes, this textbook is an authoritative and comprehensive view of the shaping of Irish society, at home and abroad, from the famine of 1740 to the present day. The first major work on the history of modern Ireland to adopt a social history perspective, it focuses on the experiences and agency of Irish men, women and children, Catholics and Protestants, and in the North, South and the diaspora. An international team of leading scholars survey key changes in population, the economy, occupations, property ownership, class and migration, and also consider the interaction of the individual and the state through welfare, education, crime and policing. Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary approaches and consistently setting Irish developments in a wider European and global context, this is an invaluable resource for courses on modern Irish history and Irish studies.
Categories: History

The End of Outrage

The End of Outrage

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 ...

Author: Breandán Mac Suibhne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191058639

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 402

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.
Categories: History

The Colonial Conan Doyle

The Colonial Conan Doyle

One interpretation held that Molly Maguire was an old widow who had been
evicted from her home , and consequently a ... themselves the ' sons ' or '
daughters ' of ' Mistress Molly Maguire , ' and enforcing ' midnight legislation
against those ...

Author: Catherine Wynne

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015055824307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 597

Arthur Conan Doyle is often perceived as the quintessential Englishman, patriotically devoted to the Crown and the empire's defender and apologist. But such a relegation is both limiting and simplistic. This book examines how British imperialism, Irish nationalism, and Catholic allegiance converge uneasily in his fictions. It places his works within a colonial context, the complexity of which is evident in his gothic tropes of shifting landscapes, disguised criminalities, spiritualism, and sexual anomalies and conflicts. In doing so, it challenges the prevailing view of Doyle as an imperial writer and underscores the importance of colonialism in his fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Molly Maguires and the Detectives

The Molly Maguires and the Detectives

Said Mollie to her darlin ' sons , " What tyrant shall we tumble ? That Althy tribe
we can't abide , They rob both meek and humble ; There is one Bell , a child of h -
1 , An ' a Magistrate in station , Let lots be drew an ' see which av you Will tumble
 ...

Author: Allan Pinkerton

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435082227349

Category: Molly Maguires

Page: 552

View: 464

Categories: Molly Maguires

Pennsylvania Folklife

Pennsylvania Folklife

34 the group : Sons of Molly cated by the church and condemned by both old and
new immigrant groups . ... the dark of the old mine shaft you can smell the smoke
and fire , and the whisper low in the mines below is the ghost of Molly Maguire .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000108619812

Category: Pennsylvania Dutch

Page:

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Categories: Pennsylvania Dutch

The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger The 4 000 Year History of the Superhero

The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger  The 4 000 Year History of the Superhero

The Molly Maguires appear to have done much the same thing. ... “son” or “daughter” of Molly Maguire.4 In the United States, the Molly Maguires were a part ...

Author: Jess Nevins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854842

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 400

View: 787

Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history. • Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today • Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman • Suggests a new way in which to evaluate superheroes and explains why this new methodology is important • Identifies and examines the ways in which superheroes have been present in popular literature since the beginning of human history
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Secret Societies and Clubs in American History

Secret Societies and Clubs in American History

7. Ernest W. Lucy, The Molly Maguires of Pennsylvania (London: George Bell & Sons, 1882), 2–3. 8. “The Molly Maguires,” Macmillan's Magazine, December 1896; ...

Author: David Luhrssen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849042

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 832

Grounded in extensive historical research, this eye-opening survey reveals the long-undervalued role secret societies have played in American history. • Based on scholarly research, this book appeals to both academics and the general public • Sheds light on familiar figures from American history • Includes photographs
Categories: History

The Peoples of Pennsylvania

The Peoples of Pennsylvania

While doubting the very existence of any group named the “ Molly Maguires ... account of the exploits of an Irish immigrant's sons who are captured and ...

Author: David E. Washburn

Publisher: Inquiry International

ISBN: 0822942062

Category: Minorities

Page: 231

View: 500

Categories: Minorities

The Molly Maguires of Pennsylvania

The Molly Maguires of Pennsylvania

... en duty to go at once and have every mother's son of you arrested. It can't be
done, and it shall not be done." This, for the time, broke up the conspiracy.
Subsequently a young Molly Maguire made a boast, in the presence of several
friends, ...

Author: Ernest W. Lucy

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10576250

Category: Coal miners

Page: 152

View: 504

Categories: Coal miners

Ghost Excavator

Ghost Excavator

... “The Sons of the Molly Maguire”, composed and sung by the Irish Balladeers. ... you can hear the songs of Molly deep in the dark of the old ...

Author: John G Sabol Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467083895

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 288

This book is a ghost story, meant to be read on cold, dark, windy, and snow-covered wintry nights. These are not traditional tales of haunted houses, but rather are personal narratives of cultural hauntings of long forgotten histories of ethnic struggles, and Native American beliefs. It is an image of a landscape (and its people) that goes far deeper than the mere surface manifestations of ruined and abandoned structures, and the bits and pieces of broken dreams and aspirations. This is a different kind of embedded narrative. It is an excavation that penetrates to the very heart of ghostly drama. Experiences, conceptualized as a form of haunting, provide a framework for the recall of various incidents of personal memory and emotional resonance at specific places. This serves two purposes: It creates a personal landscape characterized by elements of spookiness (once dense forests, abandoned structures and mineshafts, coal patches); uncertainities that result in episodic haunting dramas (the socioeconomic impact of ethnic migrations); and ghostly presences (interpretations of these ethnic groups as a response to their physical surroundings); It provides a framework (in the 2nd part) for the analysis of other similiar haunted landscapes. A methodology is used that incorporates techniques derived from archaeology, ethnography, and performance studies. In doing so, it introduces a new multidisciplinary research methodology called Ethnoarchaeoghostology. This book is a dedicatory salute, however humble, to the achievements and daily struggles of those who came before to inhabit this Mahanoy Area. These hauntings fill-in the blank spaces between the words in historical narratives, and thus gives the reader a different image of events in local and regional social histories. In doing so, they show that greatness is not measured by the content of what we do, but how, on a daily basis, we do it.
Categories: Education

The Arizona Quarterly

The Arizona Quarterly

... as a response to industrialization : The dime novel outlaws also marked this
adaptation of social banditry to capitalism , and they are perhaps less sons of
Leatherstocking than sons of Molly Maguire , less stories of the Wild West than
stories ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822030087597

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

The excitement ran high and it went charge and equally ill - advised distribution
abroad that Molly Maguire's sons would of patronage in the coal workings . later
reap the revenge they desired We have thus far been minute in our de- upon the
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000033071961

Category: Coal miners

Page: 44

View: 993

Categories: Coal miners