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Christie, Robert A. Empire in wood; a history of the carpenters' union. Ithaca, Cornell University,1956. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.C18 U83
Fine, Sidney. "Without blare of trumpets;" Walter Drew, the National Erectors Association, and the open shop movement, 1903-57. Ann Arbor: University of
Galenson, Walter. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters: the first hundred years. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983.
Haber, William. Industrial relations in the building industry. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1930. LC CALL NUMBER: HD 9715.U52H3
Kazin, Michael. Barons of labor : the San Francisco building trades and union power in the Progressive Era. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Mangum, Garth L. The Operating Engineers: the economic history of a trade union. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1964.
Mercey, Arch A. The laborers' story, 1903-1953 : the first fifty years of the International Hod Carriers', Building and Common Laborers' Union of America (AFL) . Washington : Ransdell, 1954. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.B89 I545
Mulcaire, Michael Aloysius. The International brotherhood of electrical workers; a study in trade union structure and functions. Washington, D.C., 1923.
Palladino, Grace. Dreams of dignity, workers of vision : a history of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Washington, D.C. : IBEW, 1991.
Segal, Martin. The rise of the United Association: national unionism in the pipe trades, 1884-1924. Cambridge, Wertheim Committee, Harvard University;
Bensman, David. The practice of solidarity : American hat finishers in the nineteenth century. Urbana : University of Illinois, 1985.
Carpenter, Jesse T. Competition and collective bargaining in the needle trades, 1910-1967. Ithaca, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations,
Foner, Philip Sheldon. The fur and leather workers union, a story of dramatic struggles and achievements. Newark [N.J.] Nordan Press,1950.
Green, Charles H. The headwear workers, a century of trade unionism. New York, N.Y., United hatters, cap and millinery workers international union ,1944.
Lorwin, Lewis Levitzki. The women's garment workers. New York, Arno, 1969. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.G3 L6 1969 
McLaurin, Melton Alonza. Paternalism and protest; Southern cotton mill workers and organized labor, 1875-1905. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Pub. Corp.,1971.
Nestor, Agnes. Brief history of the International glove workers union of America, [Chicago?] Research department of the International glove workers union of America . LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.G6 N4
Robinson, Donald B. Spotlight on a union; the story of the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union. New York, Dial Press, 1948.
Stowell, Charles Jacob. The Journeymen Tailors' Union of America; a study in trade union policy. New York, Johnson Reprint Corp., 1970.
Tyler, Gus. Look for the union label : a history of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 1995.
Zaretz, Charles Elbert. The Almagamated clothing workers of America; a study in progressive trades-unionism. New York, Ancon Publishing Co., 1934.
Gabler, Edwin. The American telegrapher : a social history, 1860-1900. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1988.
Norwood, Stephen H. Labor's flaming youth : telephone operators and worker militancy, 1878-1923.Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
Schacht, John N. The making of telephone unionism, 1920-1947. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1985.
Baker, Robert Osborne. The International alliance of theatrical stage employes and moving picture machine operators of the United States and Canada.
Beadling, Tom, Patricia Cooper, Grace Palladino. A Need for Valor: The Roots of the Service Employees International Union, 1902-1980. Washington: SEIU, 1984.
Cobble, Dorothy Sue. Dishing it out : waitresses and their unions in the twentieth century. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1991.
Hall, W. Scott. The Journeymen Barbers' International Union of America: Where we come from, who we are. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1936.
Josephson, Matthew. Union house, union bar; the history of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, AFL-CIO.
Service Workers Oral History Project. Where We Come From Who We Are: SEIU Local 82. Washington, D.C. 1997
Belsky, Joseph. I, the union; being the personalized trade union story of the Hebrew Butcher Workers of America. New York, Raddock,1953.
Brody, David. The butcher workmen; a study of unionization. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1964. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.B96 B7
Cooper, Patricia A. Once a cigar maker : men, women, and work culture in American cigar factories, 1900-1919. Urbana:University of Illinois Press,1987.
Kaufman, Stuart Bruce. A vision of unity : the history of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union. Kensington, Md. : Bakery, Confectionery,
Kaufman, Stuart Bruce. Challenge & change : the history of the Tobacco Workers International Union. Kensington, Md. : Bakery, Confectionery, and
Schluter, Hermann. The brewing industry and the brewery workers' movement in America. New York, B. Franklin, 1970 [1910 ].
Barnett, George Ernest. The printers; a study in American trade unionism. Cambridge, Mass., American economic association; 1909.
Pancoast, Elinor. The International Photo-Engravers' Union. 1927. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.P42 P35 1927
Tracy, George A. comp. History of the Typographical union, its beginnings, progress and development. [Indianapolis] The International typographical union, 1913.
Brody, David. Steelworkers in America : the nonunion era. Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 1998 . LC CALL NUMBER: HD8039.I52 U52 1998
Cornfield, Daniel B. Becoming a mighty voice : conflict and change in the United Furniture Workers of America. New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 1989.
Marsh, Charles Franklin. Trade unionism in the electric light and power industry. Urbana, Ill., 1930. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.E3 M3 1928
Nelson, Daniel. American rubber workers & organized labor, 1900-1941. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1988.
Albrecht, Arthur Emil. International seamen's union of America ; a study of its history and problems. Washington, D.C. : Govt. Print. Off., 1923.
Schwartz, Stephen. Brotherhood of the sea : a history of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific, 1885-1985. 1st ed. San Francisco, Cal. : Sailors' Union of the Pacific, AFL-CIO ; New Brunswick, USA :Distributed to the trade by Transaction Books, Rutgers--The State University, 1986. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.S42 P337 1986
Taylor, Paul Schuster. The Sailors' Union of the Pacific. New York. Arno, 1971 . LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.S4 T3 1971
Perlman, Mark. The machinists: a new study in American trade unionism. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1961. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.M2 I535
Rodden, Robert G. The fighting machinists : a century of struggle. Washington, D.C. : Kelly Press, 1984. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.M2 R63 1984
Aurand, Harold W. From the Molly Maguires to the United Mine Workers; the social ecology of an industrial union, 1869-1897. Philadelphia, Temple University Press,1971. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.M616 P42
Evans, Chris. History of united mine workers of America .Indianapolis [1918?-20] LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.M7 U83.
Fox, Maier Bryan. United we stand : the United Mine Workers of America, 1890-1990. Washington, D.C. : United Mine Workers of America, 1990.
Lingenfelter, Richard E. The hardrock miners; a history of the mining labor movement in the American West, 1863-1893. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1974. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.M72 W44
Wieck, Edward A. The American Miners' Association; a record of the origin of coal miners' unions in the United States. New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 1940.
Davis, Colin J. Power at odds : the 1922 National Railroad Shopmen's Strike.Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1997. LC CALL NUMBER: HD5325 .R38 1922
Estes, George. Railway employees united; a story of railroad brotherhoods. Portland, Or. G. Estes, 1931. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.R42 O93
Henig, Harry. The Brotherhood of railway clerks. New York, Columbia university press, 1937. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.R28 B85 1937a
Hertel, Denver Willard. History of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes. Washington, Ransdell, 1955. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.R43 H4
Lyon, Arlon Everett. The first 75 : history of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, 1901-1976. Mount Prospect, Ill. : Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, 1976.
McIsaac, Archibald MacDonald. The Order of railroad telegraphers; a study in trade unionism and collective bargaining. Princeton, Princeton university press, 1933. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6515.R42 O96
Painter, Leonard. Through fifty years with the Brotherhood railway carmen of America. Kansas City, Mo., Brotherhood railway carmen of America,1941.
American Federation of Labor. American Federation of Labor : history, encyclopedia, reference book : prepared and published by authority of the 1916
Andrews, Gregg. Shoulder to shoulder? : the American Federation of Labor, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1924. Berkeley :
Babcock, Robert H. Gompers in Canada: a study in American continentalism before the First World War. Toronto & Buffalo : University of Toronto Press,
Dick, William M. Labor and socialism in America: the Gompers era. Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1972. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6508 .D5
Greene, Julie. Pure and simple politics : the American Federation of Labor and political activism, 1881-1917. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge
Gompers, Samuel. American labor and the war. New York, G. H. Doran, 1919. LC CALL NUMBER: D639.L2 G6
Gompers, Samuel. Labor and the common welfare. New York, Arno Press, 1969.. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8072 .G75 1969b
Gompers, Samuel. Labor and the employer. New York, Arno, 1971 . LC CALL NUMBER: HD8072 .G76 1971
Gompers, Samuel. Labor in Europe and America. New York & London, Harper & Brothers, 1910. LC CALL NUMBER: HD4901 .G7
Gompers, Samuel. Seventy years of life and labor; an autobiography. New York, E.P. Dutton & company, 1925. 2 v. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.G6 A3
Gompers, Samuel. Seventy years of life and labor : an autobiography. Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1984. [Abridged] LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.G6 A3 1984
Green, Marguerite. The National Civic Federation and the American labor movement,1900-1925. Washington, Catholic University of America Press, 1956.
Grubbs, Frank L. Samuel Gompers and the great war : protecting labor's standards. Wake Forest, N.C. : Meridional Publications ; Raleigh, N.C., 1982.
Hughes, Rupert. The giant wakes; a novel about Samuel Gompers. Los Angeles: Borden Pub. Co., 1950. LC CALL NUMBER: PZ3. H8736 Gi
Kaufman, Stuart Bruce. Samuel Gompers and the origins of the American Federation of Labor, 1848-1896. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1973.
Larson, Simeon. Labor and foreign policy; Gompers, the AFL, and the First World War, 1914-1918. Rutherford [N.J.] Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,
Livesay, Harold C. Samuel Gompers and organized labor in America. Boston : Little, Brown, 1978. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6509.G57 L58
Lorwin, Lewis Levitzki.The American Federation of Labor; history, policies, and prospects. [1st AMS ed.] New York, AMS Press, 1970 .
Mandel, Bernard. Samuel Gompers, a biography. Yellow Springs, Ohio: Antioch Press, 1963. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.G6 M2
Reed, Louis Schultz. The labor philosophy of Samuel Gompers. New York, 1930. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.G6 R4 1930
Taft, Philip. The A.F. of L. in the time of Gompers. New York : Harper, 1957. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8055.A5 T3
DeVault, Ileen A. United apart : gender and the rise of craft unionism. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004.
Dubofsky, Melvyn. The state & labor in modern America . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1994. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8072 .D848 1994
Dubofsky, Melvyn. We shall be all : a history of the Industrial Workers of the World. Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1969. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8055.I5 D8
Foner, Philip Sheldon. History of the labor movement in the United States. New York : International Publishers, [1980-1998] Description: 10 v. Contents: v.1. From colonial times to the founding of the American Federation of Labor (1998) -- v.2. From the founding of the American Federation of Labor to the emergence of American imperialism (1998) -- v.3. The politics and practices of the American Federation of Labor, 1900-1909 (1981) -- v.4. The Industrial Workers of the World, 1905-1917 (1997) -- v.5. The AFL in the progressive era, 1910-1915 (1980)-- v.6. On the eve of America's entrance into World War I, 1915-1916 (1982) -- v.7. Labor and World War I, 1914-1918 (1987)-- v.8. Postwar struggles, 1918-1920 (1988) -- v.9. The T.U.E.L. to the end of the Gompers era (1991) -- v.10. The T.U.E.L., 1925-1929 (1994).
Glickman, Lawrence B. A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Kimeldorf, Howard. Battling for American labor : wobblies, craft workers, and the making of the union movement. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999.
Laslett, John H. M. Labor and the left; a study of socialist and radical influences in the American labor movement, 1881-1924. New York: Basic Books, 1970.
McCartin, Joseph Anthony. Labor's great war : the struggle for industrial democracy and the origins of modern American labor relations, 1912-1921. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8072 .M189 1997
Mink, Gwendolyn. Old labor and new immigrants in American political development : union, party, and state, 1875-1920. Ithaca : Cornell University Press,
Montgomery, David. Citizen worker : the experience of workers in the United States with democracy and the free market during the nineteenth century .
Montgomery, David. The fall of the house of labor : the workplace, the state, and American labor activism, 1865-1925. Cambridge; New York : Cambridge
Roediger, David R. The wages of whiteness : race and the making of the American working class . London ; New York : Verso, 1991.
Schneider, Dorothee. Trade unions and community : the German working class in New York City, 1870-1900. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1994.
Saxton, Alexander. The indispensable enemy : labor and the anti-Chinese movement in California. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1995.
Tomlins, Christopher L. The state and the unions : labor relations, law, and the organized labor movement in America, 1880-1960. Cambridge ;
Ulman, Lloyd. The rise of the national trade union. Cambridge, Mass.:Harvard University Press, 1966. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6508 .U4 1966
Labor Leaders (arranged alphabetically by subject)
Ameringer, Oscar. If you don't weaken : the autobiography of Oscar Ameringer. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1983.
Bisno, Abraham. Abraham Bisno, union pioneer; an autobiographical account of Bisno's early life and the beginnings of unionism in the women's
Buchanan, Joseph Ray. The story of a labor agitator. Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press, 1971. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073 .B8A3 1971
Salvatore, Nick. Eugene V. Debs : citizen and socialist. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1982. LC CALL NUMBER: HX84.D3 S23 1982
Seretan, L. Glen. Daniel DeLeon, the odyssey of an American Marxist. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1979. LC CALL NUMBER: HX84.D5 S35
Barrett, James R. William Z. Foster and the tragedy of American radicalism. Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 1999. LC CALL NUMBER: HX84. F6 B37 1999
Johanningsmeier, Edward P. Forging American communism : the life of William Z. Foster. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1994.
Berwick, Arnold. The Abraham Lincoln of the sea : the life of Andrew Furuseth. Santa Cruz : Odin Press, 1993. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.F8 B47 1993
Weintraub, Hyman. Andrew Furuseth, emancipator of the seamen. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1959. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.F8 W4
Goldman, Emma. Living my life.New York : Knopf, 1934. LC CALL NUMBER: HX844.G6 A3 1934
Haywood, William Dudley. Bill Haywood's book. New York, International publishers, 1929. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.H3 A3
Fraser, Steve. Labor will rule : Sidney Hillman and the rise of American labor.Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.H5F73 1993
Raddock, Maxwell C. Portrait of an American labor leader, William L. Hutcheson : saga of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America,
Jones, Mary (Harris), Mrs. Autobiography of Mother Jones. Chicago, C. H. Kerr & company, 1925. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.J6 A3
Dubofsky, Melvyn. John L. Lewis : a biography. New York : Quadrangle.New York Times Book Co., 1977. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6509.L4 D8 1977
Maurer, James Hudson. It can be done; the autobiography of James Hudson Maurer. New York, The Rand school press, 1938.
Gluck, Elsie. John Mitchell, miner; labor's bargain with the gilded age. New York, Greenwood Press [1969, c1929] LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.M5 G6 1969
Phelan, Craig. Divided loyalties: the public and private life of labor leader John Mitchell. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, 1994.
Nutter, Kathleen Banks. The necessity of organization: Mary Kenney O'Sullivan and trade unionism for women, 1892-1912. New York: Garland Pub., 2000.
Pesotta, Rose. Bread upon the waters. New York Dodd, Mead & co., 1944. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.P4 A3
Powderly, Terence Vincent. The path I trod; the autobiography of Terence V. Powderly. New York, Columbia University Press, 1940.
Powderly, Terence Vincent. Thirty years of labor, 1859-1889. New York, A. M. Kelley, 1967 . LC CALL NUMBER: HD8066 .P72 1967
Faue, Elizabeth. Writing the wrongs: Eva Valesh and the rise of labor journalism. Ithaca, Cornell Univ. Press, 2002.
Babson, Roger Ward. W. B. Wilson and the Department of labor. New York, Brentano's, 1919. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.W5 B3
Published Primary Sources
Foner, Philip S.and Lewis, Ronald L., eds. The Black worker during the era of the American Federation of Labor and the railroad brotherhoods.
Letters of Eugene V. Debs. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1990. 3 v. LC CALL NUMBER: HX84.D3 A4 1990
The Correspondence of Mother Jones. Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985. LC CALL NUMBER: HD8073.J6 A4 1985
The Samuel Gompers Papers . Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1986- . 10 v. to date. LC CALL NUMBER: HD6508 S218 1986
Stewart, Ethelbert. A documentary history of the early organizaions of printers. Indianapolis, Ind., International Typographical Union 1907.