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In Search of History: The True Story Of The Molly Maguires DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 1998
Explore all the evidence surrounding the execution of 30 alleged Irish terrorists in the 1870s.

In the 1870s, twenty Irish immigrants suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization, the Molly Maguires, were executed in the coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania. Their crime was the murder of sixteen men, mainly mine officials. Over the next two years, ten more were hanged. Justice at Last declared newspapers of the day. Ever since, a debate has raged over who the Mollies were--bloodthirsty gangsters or the innocent victims of spies, detectives and railroad barons.

THE TRUE STORY OF THE MOLLY MAGUIRES examines every source available to produce a definitive chronicle of this infamous event. There is no doubt that the powers that be were allied against the miners at a time when anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiment ran at a fever pitch, and the courts were stacked in the favor of big business. But does that mean the Mollies were innocent?

Here, their descendants argue passionately for their cause, and the century-old evidence is re-investigated. This is an unbiased look at the infamous case that still has emotions running high over 100 years later.

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