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Illinois Labor History Bibliography

A Basic Bibliography on Illinois Labor History

  Compiled by Margaret A. Chaplan, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

  rev. October 2008


General works

Bridges, Roger D., comp.
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DISSERTATIONS RELATED TO ILLINOIS HISTORY, 1884-1976. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 70, no. 3, August 1977, 208-248.
Derber, Milton.
LABOR IN ILLINOIS: THE AFFLUENT YEARS, 1945-80. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Geisser, Irving Louis.
THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN ILLINOIS, 1860-1873. M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1954.
Karno, Iva.
IMPORTANT EVENTS IN ILLINOIS LABOR HISTORY. Chicago: Illinois Department of Labor, Division of Statistics, Programs and Publications, August 1977. Labor information series publication no. 403.
Nelson, Daniel.
FARM AND FACTORY; WORKERS IN THE MIDWEST, 1880-1990. Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 1995.
Orear, Leslie F., ed.
SELECTED READINGS IN LABOR HISTORY. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1987.
Tubbs, William B., comp.
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DISSERTATIONS RELATED TO ILLINOIS HISTORY, 1977-1995. Illinois Historical Journal, vol. 90, no. 2, 1997, 97-132.
Wheeler, Adade, and Marlene S. Wortman.
THE ROADS THEY MADE: WOMEN IN ILLINOIS HISTORY. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1977.

Labor Laws and Legislation

Angle, Paul M.
THE ILLINOIS BLACK LAWS. Chicago History, vol. 8, no. 3, Spring 1967, 65-75.
Beckner, Earl R.
A HISTORY OF LABOR LEGISLATION IN ILLINOIS. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1929. Social science studies no. 13.
Breckinridge, Sophonisba P.
THE ILLINOIS TEN-HOUR LAW. Journal of Political Economy, vol. 18, no. 6, June 1910, 465-470.
Clark, R. Theodore, Jr. and F. Donal O’Brien.
ILLINOIS PUBLIC SECTOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LEGISLATION: THE FIRST FIFTEEN YEARS. In: Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector; the Experience of Eight States, edited by Joyce M. Najita and James L. Stern. Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001, pp. 195-221.
Hakman, Nathan.
A SURVEY OF ILLINOIS LABOR RELATIONS LAW. Illinois Law Review, vol. 46, no. 2, May-June 1951, 197-218.

Strikes

Brune, Lester H.
“UNION HOLIDAY–CLOSED TIL FURTHER NOTICE”: THE 1936 GENERAL STRIKE AT PEKIN, ILLINOIS. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 75, no. 1, Spring 1982, 29-38.
Cohen, Isaac.
THE CATERPILLAR LABOR DISPUTE AND THE UAW, 1991-1998. Labor Studies Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, Winter 2003, 77-99.
Devinatz, Victor G.
A HEROIC DEFEAT: THE CATERPILLAR LABOR DISPUTE AND THE UAW, 1991-1998. Labor Studies Journal, vol. 30, no. 2, Summer 2005, 1-18.
Flynn, James R.
THE RAILROAD SHOPMEN’S STRIKE OF 1922 ON THE INDUSTRY, COMPANY AND COMMUNITY LEVELS. Ph.d. dissertation, Northern Illinois University, 1993.
Franklin, Stephen.
THREE STRIKES: LABOR’S HEARTLAND LOSSES AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR WORKING AMERICANS. New York: Guilford Press, 2001.
Gatyas, Kenton.
SPRINGFIELD’S GENERAL STRIKE OF 1917. Journal of Illinois History, vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn 1998, 43-56.
Gutman, Herbert G.
THE BRAIDWOOD LOCKOUT OF 1874. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 53, no. 1, Spring 1960, 5-28.
Harahan, Joseph P., ed.
“‘POLICE FORCE’ IN THE ARSENAL SHOPS”: A DOCUMENT ON THE 1899 MACHINISTS’ STRIKE AT ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 74, no. 2, Summer 1981, 119-129.
Lloyd, Henry D.
A STRIKE OF MILLIONAIRES AGAINST MINERS OR THE STORY OF SPRING VALLEY. Chicago: Belford-Clarke, 1890.
Person, Carl E.
THE LIZARD’S TRAIL: A STORY FROM THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL AND HARRIMAN LINES STRIKE OF 1911 TO 1915 INCLUSIVE. Chicago: Lake Publishing Co., 1918.
Piott, Steven L.
THE CHICAGO TEAMSTERS’ STRIKE OF 1902: A COMMUNITY CONFRONTS THE BEEF TRUST. Labor History, vol. 26, no. 2, Spring 1985, 250-267.
Salmons, Charles H., comp.
THE BURLINGTON STRIKE. Aurora IL: Bunnell & Ward, 1889.
Sampson, Robert D.
“HONEST MEN AND LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS”: THE 1894 RAILROAD STRIKE IN DECATUR. Illinois Historical Journal, vol. 85, no. 2, Summer 1992, 74-88.
Schneirov, Richard.
CHICAGO’S GREAT UPHEAVAL OF 1877. Chicago History, vol. 9, no. 1, Spring 1980, 2-17.
Taft, Philip.
THE LIMITS OF LABOR UNITY: THE CHICAGO NEWSPAPER STRIKE OF 1912. Labor History, vol. 19, no. 1, Winter 1978, 100-129.
Weiler, N. Sue.
WALKOUT: THE CHICAGO MEN’S GARMENT WORKERS STRIKE, 1910-1911. Chicago History, vol. 8, no. 4, Winter 1979-80, 238-249.

Pullman Strike

Bancroft, Edgar Addison
THE CHICAGO STRIKE OF 1894. Chicago: Gunthorp-Warren Printing Co., 1895.
Burns, William F.
THE PULLMAN BOYCOTT: A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE GREAT R.R. STRIKE St. Paul: McGill Printing Co., 1894.
Carwardine, William H.
THE PULLMAN STRIKE. Chicago, 1894. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr for the Illinois Labor History Society, 1973.
Cleveland, Grover.
THE GOVERNMENT IN THE CHICAGO STRIKE OF 1894. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1913.
Lindsey, Almont.
THE PULLMAN STRIKE. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1942.
Manning, Thomas G.
THE CHICAGO STRIKE OF 1894: INDUSTRIAL LABOR IN THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1960. Select problems in historical interpretation no. 4.
Schneirov, Richard, Shelton Stromquist, and Nick Salvatore, eds.
THE PULLMAN STRIKE AND THE CRISIS OF THE 1890S; ESSAYS ON LABOR AND POLITICS. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Warne, Colston E.
THE PULLMAN BOYCOTT OF 1894. Lexington MA: D.C. Heath, 1955.
Wish, Harvey.
THE PULLMAN STRIKE: A STUDY IN INDUSTRIAL WARFARE. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 32, September 1939, 288-312.
“Pullman Strike Documents”
The History Matters web site at George Mason University holds five documents, which can be accessed by entering the URL historymatters.gmu.edu and adding the document number at the end, using the following pattern: historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5305. The relevant document numbers are: 5305, 5306, 5307, 5363, and 6769.

Biographies

Ashbaugh, Carolyn.
LUCY PARSONS: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1976.
Atkinson, Linda.
MOTHER JONES, THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN IN AMERICA. New York: Crown Publishers, 1978.
Barnard, Harry.
EAGLE FORGOTTEN: THE LIFE OF JOHN PETER ALTGELD. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1938.
Blumberg, Dorothy Rose.
FLORENCE KELLEY: THE MAKING OF A SOCIAL PIONEER. New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1966.
Calmer, Alan.
LABOR AGITATOR: THE STORY OF ALBERT R. PARSONS. New York: International Publishers, 1937.
Fetherling, Dale.
MOTHER JONES, THE MINERS’ ANGEL: A PORTRAIT. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1974.
Foner, Phillip S.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF THE HAYMARKET MARTYRS. New York: Humanities Press, 1969.
Fraser, Steven.
LABOR WILL RULE: SIDNEY HILLMAN AND THE RISE OF AMERICAN LABOR. New York: Free Press, 1991.
Gluck, Elsie.
JOHN MITCHELL, MINER: LABOR’S BARGAIN WITH THE GILDED AGE. New York: John Day, 1929.
Goldmark, Josephine.
IMPATIENT CRUSADER: FLORENCE KELLEY’S LIFE STORY. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1953.
Gorn, Elliott J.
MOTHER JONES: THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN IN AMERICA. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.
Haley, Margaret A.
BATTLEGROUND; THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARGARET A. HALEY. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1982.
Jones, Mary.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MOTHER JONES. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1925.
Josephson, Matthew.
SIDNEY HILLMAN, STATESMAN OF AMERICAN LABOR. Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1952.
Keiser, John H.
JOHN H. WALKER: LABOR LEADER FROM ILLINOIS. In: Essays in Illinois History in Honor of Glenn Huron Seymour, edited by Donald F. Tingley. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1968, 75-100.
Kelley, Florence.
NOTES OF SIXTY YEARS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FLORENCE KELLEY. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1986.
Lumpkin, Beatrice.
“ALWAYS BRING A CROWD”: THE STORY OF FRANK LUMPKIN, STEELWORKER. New York: International Publishers, 1999.
Mayer, C.H.
CONTINUING STRUGGLE. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A LABOR ACTIVIST. Northampton MA: Pittenbruach Press, 1989.
Nestor, Agnes.
WOMAN’S LABOR LEADER, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Rockford IL: Bellevue Books, 1954.
Parsons, Lucy E.
THE LIFE OF ALBERT R. PARSONS, WITH A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN AMERICA. Chicago: L.E. Parsons, 1889. 2d ed 1903.
Payne, Elizabeth Anne.
REFORM, LABOR, AND FEMINISM: MARGARET DREIER ROBINS AND THE WOMEN’S TRADE UNION LEAGUE. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Phelan, Craig.
DIVIDED LOYALTIES: THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE OF LABOR LEADER JOHN MITCHELL. Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 1994.
Scharnau, Ralph.
ELIZABETH MORGAN, CRUSADER FOR LABOR REFORM. Labor History, vol. 14, no. 3, Summer 1973, 340-351.
THOMAS J. MORGAN AND THE UNITED LABOR PARTY OF CHICAGO. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 66, Spring 1973, 41-61.
Soule, George Henry.
SIDNEY HILLMAN LABOR STATESMAN. New York: Macmillan, 1939.
Wieck, David Thoreau.
WOMAN FROM SPILLERTOWN; A MEMOIR OF AGNES BURNS WIECK. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

Cities

Chicago

Bae, Youngsoo.
LABOR IN RETREAT: CLASS AND COMMUNITY AMONG MEN’S CLOTHING WORKERS OF CHICAGO, 1871-1929. Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 2001.
Brown, Emily C.
BOOK AND JOB PRINTING IN CHICAGO: A STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONS OF EMPLOYERS AND THEIR RELATIONS WITH LABOR. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1931.
Cohen, Lizabeth.
MAKING A NEW DEAL; INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN CHICAGO, 1919-1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Hirsch, Susan Eleanor.
AFTER THE STRIKE: A CENTURY OF LABOR STRUGGLE AT PULLMAN. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
Montgomery, Royal E.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN THE CHICAGO BUILDING TRADES. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927.
Nelson, Doug.
LABOR BATTLEGROUND: THE STREETS OF CHICAGO. Chicago: Chicago History Series, 1996.
Newell, Barbara Warne.
CHICAGO AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT: METROPOLITAN UNIONISM IN THE 1930’s. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1961.
Ozanne, Robert.
A CENTURY OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS AT McCORMICK AND INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER. Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.

Haymarket

Abrams, Irving S.
HAYMARKET HERITAGE: THE MEMOIRS OF IRVING S. ABRAMS. Chicago: Published for the Illinois Labor History Society by Charles H. Kerr, 1989.
Avrich, Paul.
THE HAYMARKET TRAGEDY. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.
David, Henry.
THE HISTORY OF THE HAYMARKET AFFAIR; A STUDY IN THE AMERICAN SOCIAL-REVOLUTIONARY AND LABOR MOVEMENTS. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. Rev. 1958.
Glenn, Robert W.
THE HAYMARKET AFFAIR; AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Kogan, Bernard R., ed.
THE CHICAGO HAYMARKET RIOT: ANARCHY ON TRIAL; SELECTED SOURCE MATERIALS FOR COLLEGE RESEARCH PAPERS. Boston: Heath, 1959.
Lum, Dyer Daniel.
A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE GREAT TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO ANARCHISTS, 1886: CONDENSED FROM THE OFFICIAL RECORD. Chicago: Socialist Publishing Co., 1886. Arno Press, 1969.
Messer-Kruse, Timothy, James O. Eckert, Jr., Pannee Burckel, and Jeffrey Dunn.
THE HAYMARKET BOMB: REASSESSING THE EVIDENCE. Labor, vol. 2, no. 2, Summer 2005, 39-51.
Parsons, Lucy.
THE FAMOUS SPEECHES OF THE EIGHT CHICAGO ANARCHISTS IN COURT. 1886.
Roediger, Dave, and Franklin Rosemont, eds.
HAYMARKET SCRAPBOOK. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1986.
Schaack, M.J.
ANARCHY AND ANARCHISTS: A HISTORY OF THE RED TERROR AND THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN AMERICA AND EUROPE. COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM, AND NIHILISM IN DOCTRINE AND IN DEED. THE CHICAGO HAYMARKET CONSPIRACY AND THE DETECTION AND TRIAL OF THE CONSPIRATORS. Chicago: F.J. Schulte & Co., 1889.
Zeisler, Ernest Bloomfield.
THE HAYMARKET RIOT. Chicago: Alexander J. Isaacs, 1956.

Haymarket Websites

“Chicago Anarchists on Trial”
Library of Congress American Memory Collection
“Dramas of Haymarket”
Northwestern University
“Haymarket Affair Digital Collection”
Chicago History Museum
“Haymarket Riot Trial”
Professor Douglas O. Linder, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Ethnic groups

Keil, Hartmut, and John B. Jentz, eds.
GERMAN WORKERS IN INDUSTRIAL CHICAGO, 1850-1910: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE. DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1983.
Kemp, Maida Springer, comp.
NEGRO PIONEERS IN THE CHICAGO LABOR MOVEMENT. Chicago: A. Philip Randolph Institute, 1969.
Nelli, Humbert S.
THE ITALIANS IN CHICAGO, 1880-1930: A STUDY IN ETHNIC MOBILITY. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Pacyga, Dominic A.
POLISH IMMIGRANTS AND INDUSTRIAL CHICAGO: WORKERS ON THE SOUTH SIDE, 1880-1922. Columbus OH: Ohio State University Press, 1991.
Reisler, Mark.
THE MEXICAN IMMIGRANT IN THE CHICAGO AREA DURING THE 1920’S. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 66, no. 2, Summer 1973, 144-158.
Tuttle, William M., Jr.
LABOR CONFLICT AND RACIAL VIOLENCE: THE BLACK WORKER IN CHICAGO, 1894-1919. Labor History, vol. 10, no. 3, Summer 1969, 408-432.
Weiler, N. Sue.
STATE OF THE UNION: A BRIEF HISTORY OF JEWISH INVOLVEMENT IN CHICAGO’S LABOR MOVEMENT FROM 1886. Western States Jewish History, vol. 31, Fall 1998, 66-70.

Unions

Carsel, Wilfred.
A HISTORY OF THE CHICAGO LADIES’ GARMENT WORKERS’ UNION. Chicago: Normandie House, 1940.
Jentz, John B.
BREAD AND LABOR: CHICAGO’S GERMAN BAKERS ORGANIZE. Chicago History , vol. 12, no. 2, Summer 1983, 24-35.
LABOR, THE LAW AND ECONOMICS: THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CHICAGO FLAT JANITORS’ UNION, 1902-1917. Labor History, vol. 38, no. 4, Fall 1997, 413-431.
Kritzberg, Barry.
AN UNFINISHED CHAPTER IN WHITE-COLLAR UNIONISM: THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF THE CHICAGO NEWSPAPER GUILD, LOCAL 71, AMERICAN NEWSPAPER GUILD, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Labor History, vol. 14, no., 3, Summer 1973, 397-413.
Landwermeyer, Francis Michael.
TEACHER UNIONISM CHICAGO STYLE: A HISTORY OF THE CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION, 1937-1972. Ph.d. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1978.
LeRoy, Greg.
THE FOUNDING HEART OF A.PHILIP RANDOLPH’S UNION; MILTON P. WEBSTER AND CHICAGO’S PULLMAN PORTERS ORGANIZE, 1925-1937. Labor’s Heritage, vol. 3, no. 3, July 1991, 22-43.
Mangan, John.
HISTORY OF THE STEAM FITTERS’ PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO. Chicago: the Assn., 1930.
McMahon, Earl J.
THE CHICAGO BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL: YESTERDAY AND TODAY. Chicago: Chicago Building Trades Council, 1945. [1947?]
Schneirov, Richard, and Thomas J. Suhrbur.
UNION BROTHERHOOD, UNION TOWN; THE HISTORY OF THE CARPENTERS’ UNION OF CHICAGO 1863-1987. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.
Street, Paul.
BREAKING UP OLD HATREDS AND BREAKING THROUGH FEAR: THE EMERGENCE OF THE PACKINGHOUSE WORKERS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE IN CHICAGO, 1933-1940. Studies in History and Politics [Canada], vol. 5, 1986, 63-82.
Wolman, Leo, et al.
THE CLOTHING WORKERS OF CHICAGO, 1910-1922. Chicago: Chicago Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1922.

Miscellaneous

Godfried, Nathan.
WCFL: CHICAGO’S VOICE OF LABOR, 1926-78. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Houghteling, Leila.
THE INCOME AND STANDARD OF LIVING OF UNSKILLED LABOR IN CHICAGO. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927.
Leab, Daniel J.
THE MEMORIAL DAY MASSACRE. Midcontinent American Studies Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, Fall 1967, 3-17[15].
Sheppard, Edward L.
THE RADICAL AND LABOR PRESS IN CHICAGO; ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT TO 1890. Urbana IL: University of Illinois, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 1949.
Sofchalk, Donald G.
THE CHICAGO MEMORIAL DAY INCIDENT: AN EPISODE OF MASS ACTION. Labor History, vol. 6, no. 1, Winter 1965, 3-43.

Downstate

Bloomington

Matejka, Michael, and Greg Koos, eds.
BLOOMINGTON’S C & A SHOPS; OUR LIVES REMEMBERED. Bloomington IL: McLean County Historical Society, 1987.
Wyman, Mark.
RAILROADERS’ TOWN: BLOOMINGTON’S SHOPMEN LOOK BACK. Labor’s Heritage vol. 1, no. 1, January 1989, 4-25.

Decatur

Ranney, David C., and Paul Schwalb.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE A.E. STALEY/TATE & LYLE LOCKOUT IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS. Chicago: School of Urban Planning and Policy, Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995. [1993?]
Sampson, Bob.
“WE SHOULD STAND FOR OUR RIGHTS”; LOCAL 65 OF THE UNITED ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBERS AND PIPE FITTERS. Decatur IL: Bob Sampson, 1992.

East St. Louis

Derber, Milton.
UNION-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS IN EAST ST. LOUIS. Champaign IL: Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois, [1957].

Galesburg

Lause, Mark A.
CRUEL STRIKER WAR: RAIL LABOR AND THE BROKEN SYMMETRY OF GALESBURG CIVIC CULTURE, 1877-1888. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 91, Autumn 1998, 81-112.

Joliet

Freedman, Stephen.
ORGANIZING THE WORKERS IN A STEEL COMPANY TOWN: THE UNION MOVEMENT IN JOLIET, 1870-1920. Illinois Historical Journal, vol. 79, no. 1, Spring 1986, 2-18.

Peoria

Murphy, Boyd Alma.
THE HISTORY OF THE PEORIA LABOR MOVEMENT, 1929-1939. M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1955.

Streator

Bennett, Dale Lee.
THE LABOR MOVEMENT OF STREATOR, ILLINOIS, 1868 TO 1933. M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1966.

Industries

Coal Mining

Angle, Paul M.
BLOODY WILLIAMSON: A CHAPTER IN AMERICAN LAWLESSNESS. New York: Knopf, 1952.
Day, Marie.
LUKINS: BLOODY MINE RIOT OF VIRDEN, ILLINOIS, 1898: RANCH, 1922-1928, CHADWICK, MISSOURI. Chadwick MO: M.Day, 1989.
Everett, Woodrow W.
A CATERWAUL FROM EGYPT; ANATOMY OF THE 1922 HERRIN MASSACRE. New York: Vantage Press, 1970.
Fenoli, John Robert.
ERA OF CONFLICT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COAL FIELDS-SINCE 1890. [Carbondale IL]: Southern Illinois University Press, 1962.
Feurer, Rosemary ed.
REMEMBER VIRDEN, 1898. Chicago: Illinois Humanities Council, 1998.
Hartley, Robert E. and David Kenney.
DEATH UNDERGROUND: THE CENTRALIA AND WEST FRANKFORT MINE DISASTERS. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006.
Hawse, Mara Lou, and Dianne Throgmorton, eds.
TELL ME A STORY; MEMORIES OF EARLY LIFE AROUND THE COAL FIELDS OF ILLINOIS. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Coal Research Center, 1992.
Hudson, Harriet D.
THE PROGRESSIVE MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA: A STUDY IN RIVAL UNIONISM. Urbana IL: University of Illinois, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 1952. BEBR bulletin no. 73.
Kalisch, Philip A.
DEATH DOWN BELOW: COAL MINE DISASTERS IN THREE ILLINOIS COUNTIES, 1904-1962. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 65, no. 1, Spring 1972, 5-21.
Lantz, Herman R., and J.S. McCrary.
PEOPLE OF COAL TOWN. New York: Columbia University Press, 1958.
Oblinger, Carl D.
DIVIDED KINGDOM: WORK, COMMUNITY, AND THE MINING WARS IN THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS COAL FIELDS DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION. Springfield IL: Illinois State Historical Society, 1991.
Orear, Leslie F., ed.
MOTHER JONES AND THE UNION MINERS CEMETERY MOUNT OLIVE, ILLINOIS. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 2003.
Parker, Chatland.
THE HERRIN MASSACRE: A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL STATEMENT OF ALL THE FACTS; THE TRIAL, EVIDENCE, VERDICT. Chicago: Parker Publishing, 1923. Reprinted 1979.
Tintori, Karen.
TRAPPED: THE 1909 CHERRY MINE DISASTER. New York: Atria Books, 2002.
Young, Dallas M.
THE PROGRESSIVE MINERS OF AMERICA: A HISTORY OF ITS ORGANIZATION. Urbana IL: 1937. A HISTORY OF THE PROGRESSIVE MINERS OF AMERICA, 1932-1940. Urbana, 1940.
“No Backward Step”
Website about the Progressive Mine Workers of America

Government

Derber, Milton.
LABOR-MANAGEMENT POLICY FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES IN ILLINOIS: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION, 1966-1967. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 21, no. 4, July 1968, 541-558.
Devinatz , Victor G.
THE FEARS OF RESOURCE STANDARDIZATION AND THE CREATION OF AN ADVERSARIAL WORKPLACE CLIMATE: THE STRUGGLE TO ORGANIZE A FACULTY UNION AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, vol. 11, 2002, 145-179.
Errant, James W.
TRADE UNIONISM IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF CHICAGO, 1895-1930. Ph.d. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1939.
Fletcher, James Logsdon.
THE JUDICIAL AND LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN ILLINOIS: 1921-1971. Ph.d. dissertation, Northwestern University, 1971.
Matejka, Michael G.
FIERY STRUGGLE: ILLINOIS FIRE FIGHTERS BUILD A UNION, 1901-1985. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 2002.
McFadden, Richard C.
LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS IN THE ILLINOIS STATE SERVICE 1952. Urbana IL: University of Illinois, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, 1954.
Millett, John Hobart.
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONISM IN DOWNSTATE ILLINOIS MUNICIPALITIES. Ann Arbor, UMI, 1950. Publications no. 2219.
Weber, Arnold R.
PARADISE LOST: OR WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CHICAGO SOCIAL WORKERS? Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 22, no. 3, April 1969, 323-338.

Hospitals

Reverby, Susan.
HOSPITAL ORGANIZING IN THE 1950’S: AN INTERVIEW WITH LILLIAN ROBERTS. Signs , vol. 1, no. 4, 1976, 1053-1063.

Meatpacking

Barrett, James R.
WORK AND COMMUNITY IN THE JUNGLE; CHICAGO’S PACKINGHOUSE WORKERS 1894-1922. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Halpern, Rick.
DOWN ON THE KILLING FLOOR; BLACK AND WHITE WORKERS IN CHICAGO’S PACKINGHOUSES, 1904-1954. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Horowitz, Roger.
NEGRO AND WHITE, UNITE AND FIGHT!: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM IN MEATPACKING, 1930-90. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Railroads

Harris, William H.
KEEPING THE FAITH: A.PHILIP RANDOLPH, MILTON P. WEBSTER AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF SLEEPING CAR PORTERS, 1925-37. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 1977.
Lightner, David L.
CONSTRUCTION LABOR ON THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 66, no. 3, Autumn 1973, 285-301.

Other

Gillespie, Richard.
MANUFACTURING KNOWLEDGE: A HISTORY OF THE HAWTHORNE EXPERIMENTS. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Hooben, William Michael.
THE ILLINOIS STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR, 1939-49. M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1959.
Kersten, Andrew Edmund.
RACE, JOBS AND THE WAR: THE FEPC IN THE MIDWEST, 1941-46. Urbana IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Maurer, David J.
UNEMPLOYMENT IN ILLINOIS DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION. pp. 120-132. In: Essays in Honor of Glen Huron Seymour, Donald F. Tingley, ed. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
Mernitz, Susan Curtis.
THE RELIGIOUS FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICA’S OLDEST SOCIALIST PRESS: A CENTENNIAL NOTE ON THE CHARLES H. KERR PUBLISHING COMPANY. Labour/LeTravail, no. 19, Spring 1987, 133-137.
Morn, Frank.
“THE EYE THAT NEVER SLEEPS”: A HISTORY OF THE PINKERTON NATIONAL DETECTIVE AGENCY. Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 1982.
ON THE JOB IN ILLINOIS: A BICENTENNIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION.
Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1976.
Rosko, Thomas Arthur.
THE ILLINOIS STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR, 1929-1941. M.A. thesis, University of Illinois, 1954.
Ruff, Allen M.
SOCIALIST PUBLISHING IN ILLINOIS: CHARLES H. KERR & COMPANY OF CHICAGO, 1886-1928. Illinois Historical Journal, vol. 79, no. 1, Spring 1986, 19-32.
Staley, Eugene.
HISTORY OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1930.

Children’s Materials

Bethell, Jean.
THREE CHEERS FOR MOTHER JONES. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980.
Burgan, Michael.
THE PULLMAN STRIKE OF 1894. Minneapolis MN: Compass Point Books, 2008.
Colman, Penny.
MOTHER JONES AND THE MARCH OF THE MILL CHILDREN. Brookfield CT: Millbrook Press, 1994.
Gay, Kathlyn.
MOTHER JONES. Greensboro NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2006.
Gould, Jean.
SIDNEY HILLMAN: GREAT AMERICAN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952.
Josephson, Judith Pinkerton.
ALLAN PINKERTON: THE ORIGINAL PRIVATE EYE. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996.
MOTHER JONES: FIERCE FIGHTER FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1997.
Kraft, Betsy Harvey.
MOTHER JONES: ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT FOR LABOR. New York: Clarion Books, 1995.
LABOR IN ILLINOIS.
Illinois History: a Magazine for Young People, vol. 18, no. 8, May 1965.
LABOR ON THE JOB.
Illinois History: a Magazine for Young People, vol. 11, no. 2, November 1957.
Laughlin, Rosemary.
THE PULLMAN STRIKE OF 1894: AMERICAN LABOR COMES OF AGE. Greensboro NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2000.
Naden, Corinne J.
THE HAYMARKET AFFAIR, CHICAGO, 1886; THE “GREAT ANARCHIST” RIOT AND TRIAL. New York: Franklin Watts, [1968].
Stein, R. Conrad.
THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN STRIKE. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1981.
Werstein, Irving.
LABOR’S DEFIANT LADY: THE STORY OF MOTHER JONES. New York: Crowell, [1969].
STRANGLED VOICES: THE STORY OF THE HAYMARKET AFFAIR. New York: Macmillan, 1969.
Wormser, Richard.
PINKERTON: AMERICA’S FIRST PRIVATE EYE. New York: Walker & Co., 1990.

Tour Guides and Pictorial Works

Adelman, William.
HAYMARKET REVISITED: TOUR GUIDE OF LABOR HISTORY SITES AND ETHNIC NEIGHBORHOODS CONNECTED WITH THE HAYMARKET AFFAIR. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1976.
THE MEMORIAL DAY MASSACRE OF 1937. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1973?.
PILSEN AND THE WEST SIDE: A TOUR GUIDE TO ETHNIC NEIGHBORHOODS, ARCHITECTURE, RESTAURANTS, WALL MURALS, AND LABOR HISTORY. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1983.
TOURING PULLMAN: A STUDY IN COMPANY PATERNALISM; A WALKING GUIDE TO THE PULLMAN COMMUNITY IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 3d ed. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1993.
Beberdick, Frank H.
CHICAGO’S HISTORIC PULLMAN DISTRICT [photographs]. Dover NH: Arcadia, 1998.
THE DAY WILL COME: STORIES OF THE HAYMARKET MARTYRS AND THE MEN AND WOMEN BURIED ALONGSIDE THE MONUMENT.
Chicago: Published for the Illinois Labor History Society by Charles H. Kerr, 1994.
Sellers, Rod, and Dominic A. Pacyga.
CHICAGO’S SOUTHEAST SIDE [photographs]. Charleston SC: Arcadia, 1998.
“The Labor Trail”

Videotapes

THE CLOTHING WORKERS.
Illinois Labor History Society. Chicago: Astro Film/Video, 1995.
DEMOCRACY AT WORK: DISCOVERING ILLINOIS LABOR HISTORY.
Illinois SIUC Broadcasting Service in cooperation with Egyptian Labor-Management Council, 1993.
Feurer, Rosemary.
STRUGGLE IN THE HEARTLAND: A.E.STALEY WORKERS FIGHT BACK. Decatur IL: United Paperworkers International Union, 1994.
THE KILLING FLOOR.
Made in USA Productions, Inc., in association with American Playhouse; a Public Forum Productions Ltd. production in association with KERA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth; an Elsa Rassbach production; producer, George Manasse; directed by Bill Duke. New York: Kino on Video, 1997. The Killing floor. Public Forum Productions. Beverly Hills CA: Nelson Entertainment; New York: distributed by Orion Home Video, c1989.
THE LAST PULLMAN CAR.
a production of Kartemquin Films and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen. Chicago: Kartemquin Films; Wayne, N.J.: New Day Films [distributor], c1983.
THE MEMORIAL DAY MASSACRE OF 1937.
Produced by the Illinois Labor History Society, director Michael Rabiger. Chicago: Astro Video Services, 1992.
PACKINGTOWN, U.S.A.
Director, James Hall; script and research, William J. Adelman; cameraman, John Weir. Champaign IL: University of Illinois Film/Video Center, 1969.
PALACE CARS AND PARADISE: THE PULLMAN MODEL TOWN.
written and directed by Martin Buechley. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, c1983.
STOCKYARDS, END OF AN ERA.
Producers Gene Bunge, Leslie F. Orear. Washington: Public Television Library, 1971.
UNION MAIDS.
Produced and directed by James Klein, Miles Mogulescu, Julia Reichert. Hohokus NJ: New Day Films, [1986?], c1976. Dayton OH: New Day Films, 1976.[1986?]
WHEN ART SPEAKS LABOR’S LANGUAGE: LABOR MURALS IN CHICAGO.
Presented by Leslie Orear. Produced by Leslie Orear and Guy Boozell. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 1998.