Recommended Readings

These readings have been compiled by the creators of this site so that those who wish to learn more about the important topics, subjects, groups, and individuals discussed in the "How Much is Enough?" website. There are additional resources available to researches, this list is intended as a start.


  • Alland, Alexander. Jacob Riis: Photographer and Citizen. Aperture Books, 1993.

  • Beaudoin, Tom.  Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are With What We Buy.  Lanham, MD: Sheed & Ward, 2004.

  • Broderick, Francis L. Right Reverend New Dealer, John A. Ryan. New York: Macmillan, 1963.

  • Cohen, Patricia Cline. A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America.Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1982.

  • Collins, Douglas. America's Favorite Food: The Story of Campbell Soup Company. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1994.

  • Crunden, Robert Morse. Ministers of Reform: The Progressives' Achievement in American Civilization, 1889-1920. New York : Basic Books, 1982.

  • Diner, Steven. A Very Different Age: Americans of the Progressive Era. New York : Hill and Wang, 1998.

  • Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting by in America. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.

  • Keller, Morton. Regulating a New Society; Public Policy and Social change in America, 1900-1933. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994.

  • Kellogg, Ann T., et. al. In an Influential Fashion: An Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Fashion Designers and Retailers Who Transformed Dress. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

  • McShane, Joseph M. Sufficiently Radical: Catholicism, Progressivism, and the Bishops' Program of 1919. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1986.

  • Miller, Vincent.  Consuming Religion; Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture.  New York:  Continuum International Publishing, 2003.

  • O'Connor, Alice, Chris Tilly, Lawrence D. Bobo, ed. Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2001. (A Volume in the Multi- City Study of Urban Inequality)

  • Porter, Glenn. Encyclopedia of American Economic History: Studies of the Principal Movements and Ideas. New York : Scribner, 1980.

  • Residents of Hull House. Hull-House Maps and Papers. New York: Arno Press and the New York Times, 1970. (Reprint)

  • Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives, Studies among the Tenements of New York. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. (Hypertext Edition available at

  • Ryan, John A. the Catholic Church and the Citizen. New York: Macmillan, 1928.

  • _____. Catholic Principles of Politics. New York: Macmillan, 1940.

  • _____. Distributive Justice: The Right and Wrong of Our Present Distribution of Wealth. New York: Macmillan, 1916.

  • _____. A Living Wage, Its Ethical and Economic Aspects. New York: Macmillan Company, 1906.

  • Woods, Robert and Albert J. Kennedy, ed. Handbook of Settlements. New York: Arno Press and the New York Times, 1970. (Reprint)

Internet Resources:

  • The Museum of the City of New York. Site contains Jacob Riis's photographic collection and information on the history of New York City.

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