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 "Knights of Labor" website. There are additional resources available to researches, this list is intended as a start.

  • Brexel, Bernadette. The Knights of Labor and the Haymarket Riot: The Fight for an Eight-Hour Workday. Rosen Publishing Group, 2004. 
  • Browne, Henry Vincent. The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1949. 
  • Buhle, Paul M. From the Knights of Labor to the New World Order: Essays on Labor and Culture. New York: Taylor and Francis Inc, 1997. 
  • Falzone, Vincent J. Terence V. Powderly: Middle Class Reformer. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1978. 
  • Fink, Leon. Workingmen's Democracy: The Knights of Labor and American Politics. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1985. 
  • Foner, Philip F. and Lewis, Ronald L. The Black Worker during the Era of the Knights of Labor. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1979. 
  • Kealey, Gregory S. and Palmer, Bryan D. Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982. 
  • McLaurin, Melton Alonza. The Knights of Labor in the South. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1978. 
  • Oestreicher, Richard. Solidarity and Fragmentation: Working People and Class Consciousness in Detroit, 1875-1900. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.
  • Oestreicher, Richard. 'Terence V. Powderly, the Knights of Labor, and Artisanal Republicanism,' Labor Leaders in America. Dubovsky, Melvin and Van Tine, Warren (eds.). Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987, pp. 30-61. 
  • Phelan, Craig Phelan. Grand Master Workman: Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000.
  • Powderly, Terence V. The Path I Trod: The Autobiography of Terence V. Powderly. New York: Columbia University Press, 1940.
  • Rachleff, Peter J. Black Labor in the South: Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1890. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
  • Voss, Kim. The Making of American Exceptionalism: The Knights of Labor and Class Formation in the Nineteenth Century. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1993.
  • Ware, Norman J. The Labor Movement in the United States, 1860-1895: A Study in Democracy. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1929.
  • Weir, Robert E. Behind Labor's Veil: The Culture of the Knights of Labor. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.
  • Weir, Robert E. Knights Unhorsed: Internal Conflict in a Gilded Age Social Movement. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.

 Web Resources:

  • Blaire, Bishop Stephen E. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Labor Day Statement 2012." Last modified 2012. Accessed August 16, 2012. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/labor-employment/labor-day-statement-2012.cfm.

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