The secret society rooted in Ireland that made its way to America
Who were the Molly Maguires?
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In the late 1800s, 20 Irish-American coal miners were executed after being found guilty of murder, arson, and violent assault at the conclusion of a series of sensational trials. They were hanged at various prisons in Pennsylvania. Each were alleged to be members of a secret organization with its roots in Ireland, the Molly Maguires. But who were the Mollies, and what was their cause?
Click through and make sense of the Molly Maguires.
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