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 response to industrialization website. There are additional resources available to researches, this list is intended as a start.


Mother Jones

  • Atkinson, Linda. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America.
    New York: Crown Publishers, 1978.

  • Fetherling, Dale. Mother Jones, The Miners' Angel: A Portrait.
    Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1974.

  • Foner, Philip S., editor. Mother Jones Speaks: Collected Writings and Speeches.
    New York: Monad Press, 1983.

  • Gorn, Elliott J. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America.
    New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.
  • Parton, Mary Field, editor. The Autobiography of Mother Jones.
    Chicago: C. H. Kerr for the Illinois Labor History Society, 1972.

  • Steel, Edward M. The Correspondence of Mother Jones. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

 William H. O'Connell

  • Kane, Paula M. Separatism and Subculture: Boston Catholicism 1900-1920.
    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

  • O'Connell, William H. Recollections of Seventy Years, By His Eminence William Cardinal O'Connell.
    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934.

  • _____. Sermons and Addresses of His Eminence William Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston.
    Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1911-1922.

  • O'Toole, James M. Militant and Triumphant: William Henry O'Connell and the Catholic Church in Boston, 1859-1944.
    Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992.

John A. Ryan

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

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

  • Ryan, John. 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, 1906.