Molly Maguire

Molly Maguire

(ˈmɒlɪ məˈɡwaɪə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) Irish history a member of a secret society that terrorized law officers during the 1840s to prevent evictions
2. (Historical Terms) (in Pennsylvania from about 1865 to 1877) a member of a society of miners that terrorized mine owners and their agents in an effort to obtain better pay
[C19: the name refers to the female disguise adopted by members of these societies]
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But he was worried about the stars Molly Maguire named - some he had worked with, others were his friends.
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In most cases, Dr Kelly said that 'the Molly Maguires looked for rent abatements rather than non-payment of rent and it is clear that while the failure of the potato crop in 1845 had a major impact on the tenants' abilities to pay their rents, this was not the main impetus behind the Molly Maguire movement.
Molly Maguire and Markie Westwood of Lake Oswego, the No.
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.
Alongside bandmates Dave Catching, Molly Maguire and Brant Bjork, Oliveri produced a quality set which had plenty of primal screaming.
Their arrest in Colorado, transfer to Idaho, and subsequent trial were all orchestrated by James McParland, an aging Pinkerton operative who'd become something of a celebrity for infiltrating and then helping to prosecute the infamous Molly Maguire labor terrorists; among other things, he'd been turned by Arthur Conan Doyle into a character in a rare Sherlock Holmes story set in the United States.
CUTLINE: (1) At left, Molly Maguire of Sturbridge, from left, Betsy Gorey of Sturbridge and Jennifer Iller of Holland enjoy a moment.
Currently there are four: Molly Maguire, her half-sister Mrs Battle, and two sisters to Massini's Maguire, Coolvane and Molly Massini - they're an incestuous lot
But historians have more frequently focused their attention on the story of the Molly Maguires.