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320 Political science (Politics and Government)

321 Systems of governments and states

Ancient and Modern Imperialism

NY: Longmans, Green 1910
Cromer, Evelyn Baring, Earl ofGo to Book
DDC: 321


Imperialism; A Study

NY: James Pott 1902
Hobson, John AtkinsonGo to Book
DDC: 321



324 The political process


324.6 Election systems and procedures; suffrage

Selected Articles on Election of U.S. Senators

H. W. Wilson 1912
Fanning, C. E., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 324.6

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

“Common Sense” Applied to Woman Suffrage

Putnam 1894
Putnam-Jacobi, Mary, M.D. Go to Book
DDC: 324.6

Plea to the Constitutional convention of New York, 1894, for the political equality of women.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904
“After John Stuart Mill’s classic work, it is, doubtless, the most comprehensive, clearly reasoned and lucidly stated argument in the favor of political equality for women that has yet been made.”
– Standard Catalog: Sociology Section (1918)

Women, Legal status, Suffrage, Women’s right to vote

Woman and the Republic; a Survey of the Woman-suffrage Movement in the United States and a Discussion of the Claims and Arguments of its Foremost Advocates

Appleton 1897
Johnson, Helen KendrickGo to Book
DDC: 324.6

Asserts in 12 well written and outspoken chapters that woman suffrage is not in accord with true democratic principle.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Women, Legal status, Suffrage, Women’s right to vote

Selected Articles on Woman Suffrage

H. W. Wilson 1916
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 324.6

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


324.7 Conduct of election campaigns

Selected Articles on Direct Primaries

H. W. Wilson 1918
Fanning, C. E., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 324.7

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


325 International migration & colonization

The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell’s Administration

London: Bentley 1853
Grey, EarlGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 325


The Control of the Tropics

NY: Macmillan 1898
Kidd, BenjaminGo to Book
DDC: 325


The Dual Mandate in British Tropical Africa

London: Blackwood and Sons 1922
Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry Go to Book
DDC: 325


The Nation and the Empire. Being a Collection of Speeches and Addresses

London: Constable 1913
Milner, Lord Go to Book
DDC: 325


The Empire. A Series of Letters published in “The Daily News”, 1862, 1863

Oxford: Henry and Parker 1863
Smith, Goldwin Go to Book
DDC: 325


The Native Races and Their Rulers; Sketches and Studies of Official Life and Administrative Problems in Nigeria

Cape Town: Argus 1918
Temple, Charles Go to Book
DDC: 325



325.1 Immigration

Selected Articles on Restriction of Immigration

H. W. Wilson 1920
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 325.1

See the note on the similar book below by Mary Katharine Reely.

Selected Articles on Immigration

H. W. Wilson 1917
Reely, Mary Katharine, comp. Go to Book
DDC: 325.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Extracts of Letters from Poor Persons who Emigrated Last Year to Canada and the United States. Printed for the Information of the Labouring Poor, and their Friends in this Country

London: Ridgway, 1832
Scrope, G. Poulett Go to Book
DDC: 325.1

Working and living conditions for laborers in Britain and Ireland in 1830 were very poor, and unemployment was high. The editor produced this collection to encourage the poor to emigrate to the U.S. and Canada, where opportunities for the unskilled were much better. The short extracts contain information about work availability, wages, cost of living, and living conditions experienced by British and Irish immigrants to various places in North America.


326 Slavery & emancipation

Souls of Black Folk; Essays and Sketches

McClurg 1903
Du Bois, W.E.BurghardtGo to Book
DDC: 326

Profoundly interesting and affecting; remarkable as a piece of literature apart from its inner significance.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

African Americans, Race identity, Race relations, Du Bois, W. E. B.


327 International relations

World Politics at the End of the Nineteenth Century; as Influenced by the Oriental Situation

Macmillan 1900
Reinsch, P. S.Go to Book
DDC: 327

With special reference to China. Dispassionate discussion of colonization and imperialism, drawn mainly from European illustrations, but considering questions for United States. Bibliographies and map.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

World politics, 19th century, Eastern question, Imperialism, China, Foreign relations

Commonwealth or Empire: A Bystander’s View of the Question

NY: Macmillan 1902
Smith, Goldwin Go to Book
DDC: 327



328 The legislative process


328.2 Initiative and referendum

Selected Articles on the Initiative and Referendum

H. W. Wilson
Phelps, Edith M., comp. 1914Go to Book
DDC: 328.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


330 Economics

Economics

Macmillan 1898
Devine, E.T., Go to Book
DDC: 330

School textbook, adapted also to general reader. Its particular merit is its moderness.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Also see: Bowker,R. R., & Iles, George, ed., Reader’s Guide in Economic, Social and Political Science in Section 016.3 Sociology in Subject Book Catalogs & Books on Librarianship

Economics

Our Land and Land Policy; Speeches, Lectures, and Miscellaneous Writings

Doubleday 1902
George, HenryGo to Book
DDC: 330

Initial essay discusses chiefly grants of public lands in California to railway corporations. Single tax essays follow.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Public lands, Land tenure, Single tax, Land tax, California

Progress and Poverty …

Doubleday 1915
George, HenryGo to Book
DDC: 330

(title continued) ” …An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Weath. The Remedy”

Endeavors to show that principal cause of poverty and wretchedness in midst of wealth and abundance is private ownership of land. Style engaging and often eloquent.
Basis of “single tax” theory.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Macmillan 1776
Smith, AdamGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 330

A rough outline of sensible thoughts; not always consistent with themselves and rarely stated with much precision. A great mental effort in its day, now altogether superseded and surpassed. The beginning of a new science.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Economics, Free enterprise system

Recent Economic Changes, and their Effect on the Production and Distribution of Wealth and the Well-Being of Society

Appleton 1889
Wells, David Ames Go to Book
DDC: 330

Graphic recital of effects of modern invention and enterprise; traces present tendencies in trade and finance to their origin, and suggests probable future course. A storehouse of admirably digested fact.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Economic history

Industrial Evolution of the United States

Scribner 1902
Wright, C. D.Go to Book
DDC: 330

Concisely sketches development of mechanical industries, growth of factory system, labor movement and influence of machinery.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Also see: Allen, Frederick James, A Guide to the Study of Occupations. A Selected Critical Bibliography of the Common Occupations with Specific References for their Study in Section 016.3 Sociology in Subject Book Catalogs & Books on Librarianship

Industries, Labor, Industrial history, Factory system


331 Labor economics

Selected Articles on Modern Industrial Movements

NY: Wilson 1919
Bloomfield, Daniel, comp.Go to Book
DDC: 331

A volume in the publisher’s “Handbook Series. In addition to the selection of articles it contains a bibliography. Topics covered are:

– Workers’ Co-operative Movement
– Syndicalism, Industrial Unionism, and the I.W.W.
– Shop Stewards
– Scientific Management
– Guild Socialism
– Management Sharing
– Bolshevism
– Labor Parties

Hull-House Maps and Papers: a Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago

Crowell 1895
Go to Book
DDC: 331

Papers by residents of Hull-House (Chicago social .settlement) on the sweating system, wage-earning children, cloakmakers, Hebrew, Italian and Bohemian colonies, public charities, etc.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

See also: Addams, Jane, Twenty Years at Hull-House, with Autobiographical Notes in Illinois Social History
Bowen, Louise de Koven, Growing up with a City in Biographies & Memoirs in Illinois History

Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), Social settlements, Settlement house, Settlement movement, Sweatshops, Immigrants, Social conditions, 19th century, Chicago

America’s Working People

Longmans 1900
Spahr, Charles B. Go to Book
DDC: 331

Based on personal study of conditions in New England and southern factory towns, Pennsylvania coal mines. Homestead iron mills, Chicago trades unions, farming districts of Minnesota and Dakota, and among negroes and Mormons.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Labor and laboring classes, poverty

Day with a Tramp, and Other Days

Scribner 1901
Wyckoff, Walter A.Go to Book
DDC: 331

Contents: A day with a tramp: With Iowa farmers; A section-hand on the Union Pacific railway; A burro-puncher: Incidents of the slums.
Based on author’s experiences while making sociologic investigations as a day laborer.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Labor and laboring classes, Tramps

The Workers: an Experiment in Reality. Two Volumes: The East & The West

Scribner 1897-98
Wyckoff, Walter A.Go to The East|Go to The West
DDC: 331 P R

The East. Two months’ voluntary experience of a college-bred investigator, working as builder’s helper, summer hotel porter, farmhand, in a Pennsylvania logging camp, and while tramping between places.
The West. Further experiences as a day laborer in Chicago and in working his way westward to Pacific coast.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Labor and laboring classes

Modern Social Movements; Descriptive Summaries and Bibliographies

NY: Wilson 1921
Zimand, SavelGo to Book
DDC: 16.3, 331

Chapter headings are:

Trade unionism
The Cooperative Movement
Proposed Experiments in Industrial Democracy
– Copartnership
– National Industrial Councils
– The Plumb Plan
The Single Tax
Socialism
Guild Socialism
Syndicalism
Bolshevism
Anarchism


331.1 Labor force and market

Selected Articles on Unemployment

H. W. Wilson 1915
Johnsen, Julia E., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 331.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


331.2 Compensation and other conditions of employment

Selected Articles on Minimum Wage

H. W. Wilson 1917
Reely, Mary Katharine, comp. Go to Book
DDC: 331.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


331.3 Workers of specific age groups

Selected Articles on Child Labor

H. W. Wilson 1911
Bullock, Edna D., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 331.3

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


331.4 Women workers

Selected Articles on the Employment of Women

H. W. Wilson 1920
Bullock, Edna D. and Johnsen, Julia E., comps. Go to Book
DDC: 331.4

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Woman Wage-earners: their Past, their Present and their Future

Roberts 1893
Campbell, HelenGo to Book
DDC: 331.4

Includes a bibliography of woman’s labor and of the woman question.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Also see:Bedient, Ethel Louise, The Entrance of Women into the Occupations in Illinois in Illinois Social History Books and Articles

Women workers

How Women May Earn a Living

Macmillan 1900
Candee, Helen Churchill Go to Book
DDC: 331.4

Outlines a variety of occupations requiring little time for preparation and gives briefly the requirements, attractions, discouragements and probable remuneration of each. Suggestive and sensible.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Educated Working Women; Essays on the Economic Position of Women Workers in the Middle Classes

King 1902
Collet, Clara E.Go to Book
DDC: 331.4

Full of suggestion, tersely and forcibly written, with touches of humor and happy quotations.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Report of the Bureau of Labor on the Conditions of Wage-Earning Women and Girls

State of Connecticut 1914 and 1916
Holloway, Charlotte Molyneux Holloway1st Report 1914|2nd Report 1916
DDC: 331.4

The author was an industrial investigator appointed by the state of Connecticut in 1913 to look into working conditions and wages for women in a number of industries.

The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman’s Work

Boston: Walker, Wise 1863
Penny, VirginiaGo to Book
DDC: 331.4

The author, Virginia Penny, dedicated this book, “To Worthy and Industrious Women in the United States, striving to earn a livelihood”.

In the preface she explained that she researched and wrote this book to help women to earn a respectable livelihood. She said that, “the few employments that have been open to women are more than full. To withdraw a number from the few markets of female labor already crowded to excess, by directing them to avenues where they are wanted, would thereby benefit both parties.” The book was written during the Civil War, and she wrote that, “a million of men are on the battle field, and thousands of women, formerly dependent on them, have lost or may lose their only support.” But the need for jobs for women was not a temporary condition that would end with the war. She is intent in helping to open up to women occupations customarily closed to them. She also strongly advocates “… the plan of every female having a practical knowledge of some occupation by which to earn a livelihood.” “If a female is not taught some regular occupation by which to earn a living, what can she do, when friends die, and she is without means?”

The author collected the information in this volume in New York City from 1859 to 1961. She corresponded with or visited hundreds of workplaces, and talked to managers and employees. The work contains 533 articles; more than 500 of them descriptions of occupations in which women were or could be engaged, with descriptions of working conditions, effects on the health, wage rates, a comparison of wages for men and women, time required to learn the business, and other information.

See also: Bedient, Ethel Louise, The Entrance of Women into the Occupations in Illinois in Illinois Social History Books and Articles

women’s occupations, economic history, New York city, wage rates, working conditions, Civil War, women’s history, women at work, public domain

Loom and Spindle or Life Among the Early Mill Girls

Crowell 1898
Robinson, Harriet H.Go to Book|“The Lowell Offering”
DDC: 331.4

(title continued) ” … with a sketch of “The Lowell Offering” and some of its Contributors”

A history and description of life at the Lowell cotton mills in the 1830s and 1840s, by a woman who had lived and worked there. The “Lowell Offering” was a literary periodical produced by a group of the mill girls.

How Six Girls Made Money; or, Occupations for Women

Brethren’s 1887
Roe, Marion EdmondsGo to Book
DDC: 331.4


Women and Economics; a Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

Small 1898
Stetson, Charlotte Perkins Go to Book
DDC: 331.4

Will be widely read and discussed as the cleverest, fairest, most forcible presentation of the views of the rapidly increasing group who l(X)k with favor on extension of industrial employment of women.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Woman Who Toils; Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls

Doubleday, Page 1903
Van Vorst, Mrs. John (Bessie) and Van Vorst, MarieGo to Book
DDC: 331.4

Two wealthy young ladies from Boston separately spent several months disguised as working girls, working in factories and taking rooms among the working classes. They each described their experiences and the conditions they found. Parts and chapters are:

Part 1 by Mrs. John Van Vorst
1. Introductory
2. In a Pittsburg Factory
3. Perry, a New York Mill Town
4. Making Clothing in Chicago
5. The Meaning of it All

Part 2 by Marie Van Vorst
6. Introductory
7. A Maker of Shoes at Lynn
8. The Southern Cotton Mills
9. The Child in the Southern Mills


331.6 Categories of workers by racial, ethnic, national origin

White Capital and Coloured Labour

London: Independent Labour Party 1910
Olivier, SydneyGo to Book
DDC: 331.6

A volume in “The Socialist Library”, edited by Labour Member of Parliament Ramsay MacDonald.


331.8 Labor unions (Trade unions), labor-management (collective) bargaining and disputes

Selected Articles on The Closed Shop

H. W. Wilson 1922
Beman, Lamar T., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 331.8

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Selected Articles on Trade Unions

H. W. Wilson 1913
Bullock, Edna D., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 331.8

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Organized Labor, its Problems, Purposes and Ideals, and the Present and Future of American Wage Earners

American Book and Bible 1903
Mitchell, John Go to Book
DDC: 331.8

The author was President of the United Mine Workers.

Labor movement, Labor unions


332 Financial Economics

332.1 Banks and banking

Selected Articles on a Central Bank of the United States

H. W. Wilson 1910
Robbins, E. Clyde, comp. Go to Book
DDC: 332.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.


333 Land Economics

333.7 Natural resources and energy

Selected Articles on the Conservation of Natural Resources

H. W. Wilson 1913
Fanning, C. E., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 333.7

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.



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