Recommended Readings

A reading list for those who wish to learn more about the topics discussed in the "Catholics and Politics: Fr. Charles Coughlin, Fr. John Ryan, and the 1936 Presidential Election" website. Included here are secondary bibliographies and primary source bibliographies on Father Charles Coughlin and Father John A. Ryan, a related bibliography on Catholic social thought, and a bibliography of works related to Franklin Roosevelt and the Catholic Church.

  • An Answer to Father Coughlin's critics by Father Coughlin's friends. Royal Oak, Mich.: Radio League of the Little Flower, 1940.

  • Amann, Peter H. "A 'Dog in the Nighttime' Problem: American Fascism in the 1930s." The History Teacher, Vol. 19, No. 4. (Aug. 1986), pp. 559-584.

  • Athans, Mary Christine. "A New Perspective on Father Charles E. Coughlin." Church History, Vol. 56, No. 2. (June 1987), pp. 224-235.

  • Athans, Mary Christine. The Coughlin-Fahey Connection: Father Charles E. Coughlin, Father Denis Fahey, C.S. Sp., and Religious Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1938-1954. New York: P. Lang, 1991.

  • Bennett, David Harry. Demagogues in the Depression; American Radicals and the Union Party, 1932-1936. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1969.

  • Bittelman, Alex. How to win social justice: can Coughlin and Lemke do it? New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1936.

  • Blackorby, Edward C. "William Lemke: Agrarian Radical and Union Party Presidential Candidate." The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. 49, No. 1. (June 1962), pp. 67-84.

  • Brinkley, Alan. "Comparative Biography as Political History: Huey Long and Father Coughlin." The History Teacher, Vol. 18, No. 1. (Nov. 1984), pp. 9-16.

  • Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. New York: Knopf, 1982.

  • Carpenter, Ronald H. Father Charles E. Coughlin: Surrogate Spokesman for the Disaffected. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.

  • Curran, Edward Lodge. Radio Address in Support of Father Coughlin. 1938.

  • Drasnin, Irv. and McCullough, David G. American Experience (Television program). Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1988.

  • General Jewish Council. Father Coughlin: His "Facts" and Arguments. New York City, 1939.

  • Golden Arrow Productions, Shamrock Pictures Corporation. The Fighting Priest: A Pictorial Review of the Man of the Hour, the Reverend Charles E. Coughlin, Famous Detroit Radio Commentator. United States: Inter-Americas Film Corporation, 1934.

  • Hard, William. "Radio and Public Opinion." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 177, Radio: The Fifth Estate. (Jan. 1935), pp. 105-113.

  • Jager, Henry. Father Coughlin, Promise or Menace. New York: H. Jager, 1935.

  • Kramer, Dale. Coughlin, Lemke and the Union Party. Minneapolis: Farmers Book Store, 1936.

  • Lee, Alfred McClung, and Lee, Elizabeth Briant. The Fine Art of Propaganda: A Study of Father Coughlin's Speeches. Institute for Propaganda Analysis. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1939.

  • Magil, A. B. The Real Father Coughlin. New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1939.

  • Magil, A. B. The Truth about Father Coughlin. New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1935.

  • Marx, Gary Trade. The Social Basis of the Support of a Depression Era Extremist: Father Coughlin. Berkeley, Calif.: Survey Research Center, University of California, 1962.

  • Marcus, Sheldon. Father Coughlin: The Tumultuous Life of the Priest of the Little Flower. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

  • McMillan, Hugh Charles and Seckler-Hudson, Catheryn. Father Coughlin and the Hearst Press as Factors Affecting the Defeat of the Adherence of the United States to the World Court in 1935. Thesis. American University, 1975.

  • McNeal, Patricia. "Origins of the Catholic Peace Movement." The Review of Politics, Vol. 35, No. 3. (July 1973), pp. 346-374.

  • Miller, Clyde R. "Radio and Propaganda." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 213, New Horizons in Radio. (Jan. 1941), pp. 69-74.

  • Miller, Spencer, Jr. "Radio and Religion." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 177, Radio: The Fifth Estate. (Jan. 1935), pp. 135-140.

  • Mugglebee, Ruth. Father Coughlin of the Shrine of the Little Flower: An Account of the Life, Work and Message of Reverend Charles E. Coughlin. Boston: L. C. Page, 1933.

  • Riley, W. B. The Philosophies of Father Coughlin: Four Sermons. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1935.

  • Shenton, James P. "The Coughlin Movement and the New Deal." Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 3. (Sep. 1958), pp. 352-373.

  • Smith, Alson Jesse. The "Christian" Front: Coughlin's Storm Troopers. New York: American League for Peace and Democracy, 1939.

  • Spivak, John L. Shrine of the Silver Dollar. New York: Modern Age Books, 1940.

  • Sussmann, Leila. "Mass Political Letter Writing in America: The Growth of an Institution." The Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2. (Summer 1959), pp. 203-212.

  • Swing, Raymond Gram. Forerunners of American Fascism. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.

  • Tull, Charles J. Father Coughlin and the New Deal. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1965.

  • Ward, Louis B. Father Charles E. Coughlin: An Authorized Biography. Detroit: Tower Publications, 1933.

  • Warren, Donald I. Radio Priest: Charles Coughlin, the Father of Hate Radio. New York: Free Press, 1996.

  • Weisberg, Robert. "Coughlin's Suspicion." Stanford Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 6. (Jul. 2001), pp. 1495-1507.

  • Coughlin, Charles E. "Am I an Anti-Semite?" 9 Addresses on Various "isms", Answering the Question. Broadcast over a national network, Nov. 6, 1938-Jan. 1, 1939. Detroit: Condon Printing Co., c1939.

  • Coughlin, Bishops versus Pope. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: Helmet and Sword, 1969.

  • Coughlin, "By the Sweat of Thy Brow"; A Series of Sermons Broadcast by Rev. Chas. E. Coughlin from the Shrine of the Little Flower, October, 1930-February, 1931. Royal Oak, Mich.: The Radio League of the Little Flower, 1931.

  • Coughlin, Driving Out the Money Changers. Broadcast by Charles E. Coughlin over a national network, 1933. Royal Oak, Mich.: Radio League of the Little Flower, 1933.

  • Coughlin, Eight Lectures on Labor, Capital and Justice. Royal Oak, Mich.: Radio League of the Little Flower, 1934.

  • Coughlin, Father Coughlin's Radio Sermons: October 1930-April 1931 complete. Baltimore: Knox & O'Leary, 1931.

  • Coughlin, et al. Great American Speeches: 80 Years of Political Oratory. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2005, 1995.

  • Coughlin, Helmet and sword. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: Helmet and Sword, 1968.

  • Coughlin, A Jubilee Memorial, 1916-1966. Royal Oak, Mich.: Private printing by the Church Committee of the Shrine of the Little Flower, 1966.

  • Coughlin, Money! Questions and Answers. Royal Oak, Mich.: National Union for Social Justice, 1936.

  • Coughlin, The New Deal in Money. Royal Oak, Mich.: Radio League of the Little Flower, 1933.

  • Coughlin, A Series of Lectures on Social Justice, 1935-1936. Royal Oak, Mich.: Radio League of the Little Flower, 1936.

  • Coughlin, Sixteen Radio Lectures, 1938 Series. Royal Oak, Mich.: The author, 1938.

  • Coughlin, Social justice, Father Coughlin's Weekly Review. Royal Oak, Mich.: National Union for Social Justice, 1936.

  • Coughlin, Charles E. and Fang, Irving E., et al. Those radio commentators! Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1977.

  • Coughlin, Why Leave Our Own?: 13 addresses on Christianity and Americanism. Broadcast over a national network, January 8-April 2, 1939. Detroit: Inland Press, c1939.

  • Coughlin, Speaks out against presidential candidates. Sound Recording, 1936.

  • Coughlin, Want in the midst of plenty. Sound Recording, 193-.

  • Coughlin, Why I can't support the New Deal or the old deal. Sound Recording, 1936.

  • Coughlin, Father Coughlin: Selected Discourses. Philadelphia: Educational Guild, 1932.

  • Coughlin, Emmanuel, God with us. Royal Oak, Mich.: Social Justice Publishing Company, 1941.

  • Coughlin, Father Coughlin. Sound Recording. Sandy Hook, Conn: Radio Yesteryear, 197-.

  • Coughlin, I take my stand. Royal Oak, Mich., 1940.

  • Coughlin, Sermon. Royal Oak, Mich: The Radio League of the Little Flower, 1931.

  • Coughlin, Charles E. "What is truth?" A Reply to Dr. Clarence True Wilson, by Rev. Chas. E. Coughlin, Sunday, December 13, 1931. Royal Oak, Mich: The Radio League of the Little Flower, 1931.

  • Andelson, Robert V. "Msgr. John A. Ryan's Critique of Henry George." American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 33, No.3. (Jul. 1974), pp. 273-286.

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

  • Beitzinger, Alfons J. The Political and Social Philosophy of John A. Ryan. Diss. The University of Chicago, 1947.

  • Bender, Reginald George. The Doctrine of Private Property in the Writings of Monsignor John A. Ryan. Diss. The Catholic University of America, 1974.

  • Cerny, Karl Hubert. Monsignor John A. Ryan and the Social Action Department: An Analysis of a Leading School of American Catholic Social Thought. Diss. Yale University, 1955.

  • Gearty, Patrick W. The Economic Thought of Monsignor John A. Ryan. Diss. The Catholic University of America, 1953.

  • Gopaul, Paul Albert. Monsignor John A. Ryan: American Social Gospeller, 1900-1945. Diss. The University of New Mexico, 1967.

  • Gouldrick, John William. John A. Ryan's Theory of the State. Diss. The Catholic University of America, 1979.

  • Kennedy, Robert G. (ed.). Religion and Public Life: the Legacy of Monsignor John A. Ryan. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2001.

  • Krueger, David Andrew. The Economic Ethics of John A. Ryan and Gustavo Gutierrez. Diss. The University of Chicago, 1988.

  • Lavey, Patrick Bernard. William J. Kerby, John A. Ryan, and the Awakening of the Twentieth-Century American Catholic Social Conscience, 1899-1919 (Progressivism). Diss. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986.

  • Miscamble, Wilson D. "The Limits of American Catholic Antifascism: The Case of John A. Ryan." Church History, Vol. 59, No. 4. (Dec. 1990), pp. 523-538.

  • Williams, Preston Noah. The Reaction of William Henry Cardinal O'Connell, Monsignor John A. Ryan, Clarence E. Macartney, and Reinhold Niebuhr to the Economic Policies of the New Deal. Diss. Harvard University, 1967.

  • Andelson, Robert V. "Msgr. John A. Ryan's Critique of Henry George." American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 33, No.3. (July 1974), pp. 273-286.

  • Adkins, Jesse C. "The Enforcement of a Minimum Wage Law as a Form of Collective Bargaining." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 90, Industrial Stability. (July 1920), pp. 70-73.

  • Baxter, Michael John. In Service to the Nation: A Critical Analysis of the Formation of the Americanist Tradition in Catholic Social Ethics. Diss. Duke University, 1996.

  • Browne, Henry J. "American Catholic History: A Progress Report on Research and Study." Church History, Vol. 26, No. 4. (Dec. 1957), pp. 372-380.

  • Benestad, J. Brian. "Henry George and the Catholic Views of Morality and the Common Good, II: George's Proposals in the Context of Perennial Philosophy." American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 45, No.1. (Jan. 1986), pp. 115-123.

  • Calo, Zachary R. "The Indispensable Basis of Democracy: American Catholicism, the Church-State Debate, and the Soul of American Liberalism, 1920-1929." Virginia Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 4. (June 2005), pp. 1037-1073.

  • Connell, William Leo. An Investigation of Catholic Social Teaching in "The Christian Front": 1936--1942. Diss. The Catholic University of America, 1996.

  • Garrison, W. E. "Democratic Rights in the Roman Catholic Tradition" Church History, Vol. 15, No. 3. (Sep. 1946), pp. 195-219.

  • Gleason, Philip. "Pluralism, Democracy, and Catholicism in the Era of World War II." The Review of Politics, Vol. 49, No. 2. (Spring 1987), pp. 208-230.

  • Higgins, Rev. George G. "American Contributions to the Implementation of the Industry Council Plan." The American Catholic Sociological Review, Vol. 13, No. 1. (Mar. 1952), pp. 10-24.

  • Hoover, Glenn E. "Justice and Wages." Social Forces, Vol. 6, No. 2. (Dec. 1927), pp. 271-277.

  • McAvoy, Thomas T. "The Catholic Minority after the Americanist Controversy, 1899-1917: A Survey." The Review of Politics, Vol. 21, No. 1, Twentieth Anniversary Issue: II. (Jan. 1959), pp. 53-82.

  • McGowan, R. A. "The Program and Activities of the National Catholic Welfare Council." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 103, Industrial Relations and the Churches. (Sep. 1922), pp. 130-133.

  • McNeal, Patricia. "Origins of the Catholic Peace Movement." The Review of Politics, Vol. 35, No. 3. (July 1973), pp. 346-374.

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

  • Medhurst, Martin Jay. 'God Bless the President': The Rhetoric of Inaugural Prayer. Diss. The Pennsylvania State University, 1980.

  • Mulloy, Clement A. Margaret Sanger vs. the Catholic Church: The Early Debate on Contraception. Diss. University of Arkansas, 2000.

  • Murphy, Laura. "The Laborer's Right to a Decent Livelihood": Catholic Social Thought and Activism and the United States Minimum Wage, 1879--1938. Diss. State University of New York at Binghamton, 2005.

  • O'Connor, Thomas F. "Writings on United States Catholic History, 1946: A Selective Bibliography." The Americas, Vol. 3, No. 4. (Apr. 1947), pp. 508-513.

  • Schultze, George Edward. A Study of the Influence of the United States Catholic Church on Union Organizing and Community Organizing: A Historical Review, Los Angeles in the 1990s, and Future Relations. Diss. University of Southern California, 1998.

  • Smith, Anthony Burke. American Catholicism and the Construction of a Public Tradition, 1932-1962. Diss. University of Minnesota, 1995.

  • Stolba, Christine Allison. "A Corrupt Tree Bringeth Forth Evil Fruit": Religion and the American Eugenics Movement. Diss. Emory University, 1999.

  • Williams, Joan Barbara. From Suspicion to Support: Response of the Catholic Church to the American Labor Movement, 1884-1920. Diss. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2000.

  • Athans, Mary Christine. "A New Perspective on Father Charles E. Coughlin." Church History, Vol. 56, No. 2. (June 1987), pp. 224-235.

  • Conway, John S. "Myron C. Taylor's Mission to the Vatican, 1940-1950." Church History, Vol. 44, No. 1. (Mar. 1975), pp. 85-99.

  • Flynn, George Q. American Catholics and the Roosevelt Presidency, 1932-1936. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1968.

  • Fried, Albert. FDR and His Enemies. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999

  • McCoy, Donald R. "The Good Neighbor League and the Presidential Campaign of 1936." The Western Political Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 4. (Dec. 1960), pp. 1011-1021.

  • Miscamble, Wilson D. "The Limits of American Catholic Antifascism: The Case of John A. Ryan." Church History, Vol. 59, No. 4. (Dec. 1990), pp. 523-538.

  • Ogburn, W. F. and Estelle Hill. "Income Classes and the Roosevelt Vote in 1932." Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 2. (June 1935), pp. 186-193.

  • Oliver, Robert T. "Electionisms of 1936." American Speech, Vol. 12, No. 1. (Feb. 1937), pp. 3-9.

  • Owen, Robert Latham. Papers of Robert Latham Owen, 1910-1941. Library of Congress Manuscript Collection, Washington, D.C.

  • Ryan, John A. "Roosevelt and Social Justice." The Review of Politics, Vol. 7, No. 3. (July 1945), pp. 297-305.

  • Robinson, Edgar Eugene. They Voted for Roosevelt: The Presidential Vote, 1932-1944. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1947.

  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. Wartime Correspondence between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII. Myron C. Taylor, ed. New York: Da Capo Press, 1975.

  • Shenton, James P. "The Coughlin Movement and the New Deal." Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 3. (Sep. 1958), pp. 352-373.

  • Smith, Gerald L. K. In praise of Huey Long [sound recording]. 1936.

  • Tyrrell, Ronald W. Charles E. Coughlin: Critic of the Roosevelt Administration (1933-1942). M.A. Thesis. Kent State University, 1960.

  • Weisberg, Robert. "Coughlin's Suspicion." Stanford Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 6. (July 2001), pp. 1495-1507. JSTOR.

  • Williams, Frederick W. "Recent Voting Behavior of Some Nationality Groups." The American Political Science Review, Vol. 40, No. 3. (June 1946), pp. 528-532.

  • Woolner, David B. and Richard G. Kurial. FDR, the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933-1945. New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

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