Draft Bibliography


AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on
Library Service to Labor Groups
1992 Annual Conference, San Francisco

Part 1
Reference | Labor History

ABRAMOWITZ, ADINA and MICHAEL POLZIN. A Union Member's Guide to Corporate Finances: A Manual for Trade Unionists. Philadelphia: Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations, Pennsylvania State University, 1987. 48 p.
BOLLEN, PETER. A Handbook of Great Labor Quotations. Lynnfield MA: Hillside Books, 1984. 103 p.

Quotations from historical and contemporary sources.

BUHLE, PAUL et al. Encyclopedia of the American Left. New York: Garland, 1990. 928 p.

Dictionary encyclopedia covering movements, events, organizations and individuals involved in leftist politics, including, of course, labor.

BUTTEL, FREDERICK et al. Labor and the Environment: An Analysis of and Annotated Bibliography on Workplace Environmental Quality in the United States. Westport CT: Greenwood Pr., 1984. 148 p.

Introductory essay and annotated citations documenting growing cooperation between labor and environmentalists in confronting relationship between energy, industrial production and environmental degradation.

DYSON, LOWELL K. Farmers' Organizations. Westport CT: Greenwood, 1986. 383 p.

Dictionary encyclopedia of organizations representing the interests of farmers, agricultural and food industry workers from the mid-1800s to the present.

FAUSS, RICHARD. A Bibliography of Labor History in News Film, 4 volumes. West Virginia University, Institute for Labor Studies, 1980. 1924 p.

From earliest days of film, citations to footage of work processes, labor conflict, etc. organized by industry from the archives of Fox, ABC, Paramount, Pathe, Hearst, Ford and Universal studios.

FENTON, THOMAS P. Transnational Corporations and Labor: A Directory of Resources. New York: Orbis Books, 1989. 166 p.

Guide to organizations, books, periodicals, pamphlets, articles and audio-visual on transnational corporations and labor.

FILIPPELLI, RONALD C. Labor Conflict in the United States: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1990. 609p.

Concise, signed entries present the events, people, and outcomes for 254 labor conflicts. Includes chronological table, glossary, 8-page selected bibliography and index.

FINK, GARY M. Biographical Dictionary of American Labor. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1984. 767 p.

Updated and expanded version of 1974 edition, covers contemporary and historical figures.

FINK, GARY M. Labor Unions. Westport CT: Greenwood, 1977. 520 p.

Sketches of the histories of more than 200 national unions.

FONER, PHILIP. First Facts of American Labor: A Comprehensive Collection of Labor Firsts in the U.S. New York: Holmes & Myer, 1984. 237 p.

Lists "events and achievements in the history of the U.S. labor movement from colonial days to the present."

GARLOCK, JONATHAN. Guide to the Local Assemblies of the Knights of Labor. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. 682 p.

Comprehensive geographical listing of Knights of Labor locals with dates, number of members, occupations, race, sex and ethnicity.

GlFFORD, COURTNEY D. Directory of U.S. Labor Organizations. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs.

Listings of major unions, updated annually.

GREENFIELD, GERALD M. and SHELDON L. MARMAM. Latin American Labor Organizations. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. 896 p.

Individual chapters for the 26 countries included present an historical overview, a bibliography for further reading, and biographies of the individuals.

HARPER, F. JOHN. Trade Unions of the World. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1987. 503 p.

Directory of major labor organizations in approximately 200 countries. Includes background information of political and economic systems and workforce for each country.

HUGHES, MARIJA MATICH. Computer Health Hazards. Washington DC: Hughes Press, 1990. 67 p.

Comprehensive bibliography on medical investigations into the impact of computer technology on human heath.

ISIS WOMENS INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE. Women in Development: A Resource Guide for Organization and Action. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1984. 225 p.

Introduction to issues concerning women's role in economic development. Covers transnational corporations, rural development, health, education, communications, migration and tounsm. Each chapter ends with an annotated directory and bibliography.

KIMBALL, ANA. A Workers ' Sourcebook/La Guente Obrera: Spanish Language Health and Safety Materials for Workers/Materiales de salad y seguridad en espanol para trabajadores. Los Angeles: Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, UCLA, 1990. 183 p.

A completely bilingual bibliography organized by subject and occupation. Includes addresses of publishers, distributors and safety and health information sources.

Labor in America: An Historical Bibliography. Denver: ABC - CLIO Information Service, 1985. 307 p.

Contains over 280 abstracts in periodical literature of history, humanities and the related social sciences published from 1973 to 1983.

LAVIN, MICHAEL R. Business Information: How To Find it, How To Use it, 2nd edition. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1992. 499 p.

Excellent guide for researching corporations. Chapters cover sources of information, understanding statistics, locating information on government, marketing, taxes, accounting.

LOGIE, GORDON. Glossary of Employment and Industry: English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Swedish. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1982. 290 p.

Multi-language glossary for work-related terms. Only shortcoming is absence of Spanish.

MARCH, ARTHUR and VlCTORIA RYAN. Historical Directory of Trade Unions, Vol. 1: Non-Manual Unions, Vol. 2: Engineering, Iron, Steel, Coal, Mining, Agriculture, and Chemicals. Brookfield VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 1980 and 1984. 256 p. and 379 p.

The first two volumes of an expected 4-volume set provide brief histories of "British trade unions past and present."

MILES, DIONE. Something in Common: An IWW Bibliography. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1986. 560 p.

Comprehensive, annotated bibliography of Industrial Workers of the World. Includes books, articles, dissertations, theses and essays, pamphlets, IWW publications, and government document sources. Author and subject index.

NELSON, LIN, REGINA KENEN and SUSAN KLITZMAN. Turning Things Around: A Women's Occupational and Environmntal Health Resource Guide. Washington DC: National Women's Health Network, 1990. 162 p.

Excellent guide on occupational and environmental health problems of women. Covers stress, reproductive hazards, multiple chemical sensitivity, safety for children, and more. Provides glossary, bibliography and list of resources with information on how to use them.

NEUFELD, MAURICE F. et al. American Working Class History: A Representative Bibliography. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1983. 356 p.

Comprehensive bibliography organized by periods of U.S. history, individual occupations, groups of workers (ie. women, ethnic groups), political groups, and labor legislation.

New Jersey State Department of Health. UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Occupational Health Resource Guide. New Jersey: State Departrnent of Health, 1989. 256 p.

Extensive list of printed and audio-visual material covering all areas of safety and health. Includes directory to government, education, professional, labor and industry agencies responsible for job and environmental hazards.

ROBERTS, HAROLD S. Robert 's Dictionary of Industrial Relations, 3rd Edition. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1986. 811 p.

Clear explanations of a large number of current and historical terms and phrases.

SOLTOW, MARTHA JANE et al. American Women and the Labor Movement, 1825-1974: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen NJ: Scarecrow, 1976. 247 p.

Annotated bibliography of women's involvement in employment, trade-unions, strikes, labor legislation, worker education, labor leadership and support activities.

TROY, LEO and NIEL SHEFLIN. Union Sourcebook. Membership, Structure, Finance, Directory. West Orange NJ: Industrial Relations & Data Information Services, Inc., 1985. 200 p.

With membership and financial information on 278 labor organizations, continues the biennial directories no longer published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Who's Who in Labor. New York: Arno Press, 1976. 807 p.

Includes come 380 entries of persons active in the labor movement.

Work-Related Abstracts. Warren Ml: Harmonie Park Press, 1972- .

The major index to books and articles in fields of labor relations, collective bargaining, occupational safety and health, labor history, union organizing, management practices, labor law and legislation.

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ALTENBAUGH, RICHARD J. Education for Struggle: The American Labor Colleges of the 1920s and 1930s. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990. 339 p.

History of labor education in the US, especially the colleges in New York, Arkansas and Minnesota.

ASHER, ROBERT and CHARLES STEPHENSON, editors. Labor Divided: Race and Ethnicity in United States Labor Struggles, 1835-1960. Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 1990. 378 p.

Essays examine the conflicts and positive effects of ethnic and racial identification in the American labor force.

BERNSTEIN, IRVING. The Lean Years: A History of the American Worker, 1920-33. New York: Da Capo, 1983. 577 p.

History of America's workers during the 1920s and first years of the Great Depression.

BOYER, RICHARD OWEN. Labor's Untold Story. New York: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, 1975. 402 p.

Story of the U.S. labor movement with accounts of strikes, national guard attacks on workers, and labor victories often ignored in history books.

BROOKS, THOMAS R. Toil and Trouble: A History of American Labor, revised edition. New York: Dell, 1972. 402 p.

Traces workers' history from early journeymen cordwainers to about 1970.

COMMONS, JOHN R. et al. History of Labor in the United States. Fairfield NJ: August Kelley, 1974.

Reprint of four-volume seminal history of the American labor movement.

DULLES, FOSTER R. and MELVYN DUBOFSKY. Labor in America: A History, 4th edition. Arlington Heights, MI: Harlan Davidson, 1984. 425 p.

Dubofsky updates earlier edition by Dulles which traces the rise of American labor since Colonial times.

FILIPPELLI, RONALD, L. Labor in the U.S.A.: A History. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1984. 313 p.

Focus is on unions as the "primary working class institutions in American history."

FONER, PHILIP S. The Black Worker: A Documentary History from Colonial Times to the Present. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978- .

Anthology of documents of the African-American labor movement.

FONER, PHILIP S. History of the Labor Movement in the United States, 10 volumes. New York: International Publishers, 1947-1991.

The most comprehensive history of the U.S. labor movement.

FONER, PHILIP S. May Day: A Short History of the International Workers' Holiday, 1886-1986. New York: International Publishers, 1986. 184 p.

The story of the international workers' holiday which was first celebrated in the U.S.

FONER, PHILIP S. Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981. New York: International Publishers, 1982. 492 p.

History of the often uneasy relationship between African-American workers and organized labor.

FONER, PHILIP S. United States Labor Movement and Latin America. South Hadley MA: Bergin & Garvey, 1988.

History of the varied roles played by U.S. labor unions in response to U.S. military and political intervention in Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central America from 1846 to 1919.

GALENSON, WALTER. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters: The First Hundred Years. Cambridge MA: Harvard U. Press, 1983. 440 p.

Scholarly history of the union established in 1881, deals with jurisdictional disputes, inter-union rivalry, and the organizing that made a powerful union.

GAMBOA, ERASMO. Mexican Labor and World War II: Braceros in the Pacific Northwest. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

History of Mexican workers brought into the U.S. during World War II labor shortage to work in the fields and orchards of the northwest.

GINGER, ANN FAGAN and DAVID CHRISTIANO, editors. The Cold War Against Labor, 2 volumes. Berkeley: Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1987. 915 p.

Anthology of documents which testify to the "cold war" directed against U.S. workers and trade-unions since World War II.

GREEN, JAMES R. The World of the Worker: Labor in 20th Century America. New York: Hill & Wang, 1980. 274 p.

History of 20th century labor movement in the U.S. Chapters cover company towns, progressive era, the depression and New Deal, industrial unionism, AFL and CIO competition and merger, and developments between 1950 and 1980.

GREEN, JAMES R. editor. Workers' Struggics, Past and Present. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983. 410 p.

Collection of articles covering wide range of topics - political economy of racism, scientific management, department store workers, mine workers, Teamster democracy, and more.

GUTMAN, HERBERT G. Power and Culture: Essays on the American Working Class. New York: Pantheon, 1987. 452 p.

A selection of previously published and some unpublished works which provide "a full view of Gutman's America."

HOERR, JOHN P. And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline of the American Steel Industry. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988. 736 p.

A labor journalist who grew up in the Pittsburgh area, Hoerr presents a history of the steel industry in that region, focusing on the period after 1982.

JOHANSEN, BRuCE E. El Pueblo: The Gallegos Family's American Journey, 1503-1980. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1983.

The chronicle of one Chicano family from the first recorded sailing of a Gallegos from Seville to the Americas in 1503 up to the present.

KAUFMAN, STUART B., editor. The Samuel Gompers Papers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986 - 1992. Vol. 1 The Making of a Union 1850-86; vol. 2 The Early Years of the A.F.L. 1887-90; vol. 3 Unrest and Depression 1891-94; vol. 4 A National Labor Movement Takes Shape 1895-98.
KORNBLUH, JOYCE L. Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology with a Short Treatise on Wobbly Cartoons. Chicago: C. H. Kerr, 1988. 464 p.

The history of the "Wobblies" as told through their tracts, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines and ephemeral.

LYND, ALICE and STAUGHTON LYND. Rank and File: Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1988. 296 p.

Personal accounts of the experiences of rank-and-file union activists.

MILLER, MARC S. Working Lives: The "Southern Exposure" History of Labor in the South. New York: Pantheon, 1980. 414 p.

Anthology of articles on southern labor history covering the years from 1900 to 1980. Includes bibliography.

MONTGOMERY, DAVID. The Fall of the House of Labor. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. 494 p.

". . .devoted primarily to less well-known chapters in American workers' experience."

MONTGOMERY, DAVID. Workers Control in America: Studies in the History of Work, Technology, and Labor Struggles. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979. 189 p.

Emphasizes the initiatives of workers during the early years of scientific management and assembly line production.

NlSSEN, BRUCE, editor. U.S. Labor Relations, 1945-1989: Accommodation and Conflict. New York: Garland, l990. 284 p.

A collection of analyses of labor-management relations following World War II.

ROEDIGER, DAVE and FRANKLIN ROSEMONT, editors. Haymarket Scrapbook. Chicago: Kerr, 1986. 255 p.

Richly illustrated anthology of documents and articles concerning the Haymarket martyrs. Includes bibliography.

SANTINO, JACK. Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989. 160 p.

History of the development of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

STEPHENSON, CHARLES and ROBERT ASHER, editors. Life and Labor: Dimensions of American Working-Class History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986. 343 p.

A collection of 15 essays by historians presenting the experiences of American working people since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

BRUCE LEVlNE et al. Who Built America?: Working People and the Nation's Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society, 2 volumes. New York: Pantheon, 1990, 1992. Vol. 1 From Conquest and Colonization through Reconstruction and the Great Uprising of 1877, 606 p.; vol. 2 From the Gilded Age to the Present, 723 p.

Survey of the nation's past from the perspective of ordinary men and women.

ZIEGER, ROBERT H. American Workers, American Unions, 1920-1985. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986. 233 p.

Shows the major economic and political events that shaped the labor movement from the end of World War I to the 1968 elections.

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