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300 Social sciences

301 Sociology & anthropology

Social Evolution

NY: Macmillan 1898
Kidd, Benjamin Go to Book
DDC: 301

Theory of the Leisure Class; An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions

Macmillan 1899
Veblen, Thorstein B. Go to Book
DDC: 301

Too strong to be thrust aside. An academic, subtle and acute phrasing of what the working men are saying in every shop and Sunday trades council.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Thorstein Veblen – Political and social views – Economics – Social Sciences – Leisure class

302 Social Interaction

Outline of Practical Sociology; with Special Reference to American Conditions

Longmans 1902
Wright, Carroll D. Go to Book
DDC: 302

Valuable information on population, social and political organizations, immigration, urban and rural conditions, questions of family, education, labor, wealth and poverty, crime, temperance, etc.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Sociology – Social conditions, immigration, poverty, crime, temperance

303 Social processes

Democracy and Social Ethics

Macmillan 1902
Addams, JaneGo to Book
DDC: 303

Contents: Charitable effort; Filial relations: Household adjustment; Industrial amelioration; Educational methods; Political reform.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Social sciences – Social ethics – Social conditions – charity – United States

New Encyclopedia of Social Reform …

Funk 1908
Bliss, W: D. P. ed. Go to Book
DDC: 303 Rf

(title continued)” … Including all Social-Reform Movements and Activities, and the Economic, Industrial, and Sociological Facts and Statistics of all Countries and All Social Subjects”

Brief and clear statement of nearly every important reform movement of our age. By specialists and containing brief bibliographies.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904
“A useful popular work, intended for the general reader, not for the special student. Principal articles are by specialists and are signed, short articles are unsigned. Bibliographies are brief and refer principally to works in English. Contains many biographical sketches, including some of living men.”
– Standard Catalog: Sociology Section (1918)

Social sciences – Social problems – Dictionaries

The Peril of the Republic; Are We Facing Revolution in the United States?

NY: Putnam’s Sons 1922
Brewer, Daniel ChaunceyGo to Book
DDC: 303.6

Part and Chapter headings:

Part 1. In General: Conditions Favoring Revolution
1. The Drift Toward Political Revolution
2. World Ferment
3. How About Democracy in the United States?
4. Changes in Personnel
5. The Citizenry
6. Incendiary Appeal
7. Limitations of Democracy

Part 2. Conquest by Invasion
1. Important Facts Regarding Recent Immigration
2. Sowing the Seed of Disaffection
3. Permitted Exploitation
4. Machinery for Revolution

Part 3. Phenomena Accompanying and Explaining the Decadence of Democracy in America
1. Occasion for Introspection
2. Socialism
3. Education
4. Thraldom
5. Americanization
6. Corrupt Agents
7. Naturalization
8. The Intellectuals
9. Propaganda

Part 4. Revolution
1. The Call for Revolution
2. The Will to Revolution
3. Finale

305 Social groups

305.4 Women

The Congress of Women Held in the Woman’s Building, World’s Columbian Exposition …

Conkey 1894
Eagle, Mary Kavanaugh Oldham, ed.Go to Book
DDC: 305.4

(title continued) ” …Chicago, U.S.A. 1893, with portraits, biographies and addresses”

“As a part of the Columbian Exposition … there was a daily gathering of women, who, in a great building devoted to their uses, expressed their ideas regarding the social, business and political affairs of humankind and all that pertains to making a greater future for the human race. This book reproduces the ideas advance by these women, who represented the civilized world.” – from the Publishers’ Preface

This large volume contains over 150 papers by representatives of many states and countries that were given as addresses in the Woman’s Building during the exposition. There are brief biographies for each author, and portraits of most.

For works on the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, see: Illinois Cultural History: Education, Recreation, the Arts

305.8 Racial, ethnic, national groups

“Education and Crime among Negroes”

The American Review of Reviews Vol. 55, pages 318-20, Mar 1917

New York
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DDC: 305.8

“Gathering Clouds along the Color Line”

The Worlds’ Work Vol. 32, pages 232-6, June 1916

New York
Baker, Ray StannardGo to Article
DDC: 305.8

“Unconstitutional Segregation”

The New Republic Vol. 13, pages 345-6, Jan 19, 1918

New York
Baldwin, William H. Jr.Go to Article
DDC: 305.8

“The Passing of “Jim Crow””

The Independent Vol. 91, pages 53-4, Jul 14, 1917

New York
Du Bois, W. E. BurghardtGo to Article
DDC: 305.8

The Poles in America

NY: Doran 1922
Fox, Paul Go to Book
DDC: 305.8

This is one of a series of studies of ethnic groups by the Interchurch World Movement “…undertaken to show, in brief outline the social, economic and religious background, European or Asiatic, of each group and to present the experience – social, economic and religious – of the particular group in America, with special reference to the contact of the given people with religious institutions in America”.
– Introduction

The book is organized as follows:

I European Background
1. The Formative Period of Polish National Life, 960-1306
2. The Period of Growing Power, Prosperity, and Influence, 1306-1586
3. The Period of Poland’s Decline and Fall, 1587-1795
4. The Period of National Struggle for Independence, 1795-1918
5. The Restoration, 1918-

II Polish Immigration to the United States and Its Distribution
III Economic Conditions of Polish Immigrants in the United States
IV Social Conditions and Educational Forces
V Religious Conditions
A Brief Bibliography

“The South and the Negro Vote”

The North American Review Vol. 202, pages 213-19, Aug 1915

Hemphill, James C.Go to Article
DDC: 305.8

Selected Articles on the Negro Problem

H. W. Wilson 1921
Johnsen, Julia E., comp.Go to Book
DDC: 305.8

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 (, then at 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.

Out of the House of Bondage; A Discussion of the Race Problem

NY: Neale 1914
Miller, KellyGo to Book
DDC: 305.8

Professor Miller was the Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Howard University, the premier African-American university. This is a collection of essays that had appeared in leading magazines over a few years prior to 1914. Chapter headings are:

– Oath of Afro-American Youth
– A Moral Axiom
– Out of the House of Bondage
– The Physical Destiny of the American Negro
– Education for Manhood
– Crime Among Negroes
– The American Negro as a Political Factor
– Fifty Years of Negro Education
– Negroes in Professional Pursuits
– “The Negro in the New World” and “The Conflict of Color”
– The Ministry
– The Ultimate Race Problem
– I See and am Satisfied

“Lynching and Race Relations in the South”

The North American Review Vol. 206, pages 241-50, Aug 1917

Page, Thomas WalkerGo to Article
DDC: 305.8

The American Spirit in the Writings of Americans of Foreign Birth

Boston: Christopher 1922
Stauffer, Robert E., ed.Go to Book
DDC: 305.8

Excerpts from the works of 26 American immigrants that contain their experiences of or thoughts about life in America.

“Reasons Why Negroes Go North”

The Survey Vol. 38, pages 226-7, June 2, 1917

New York
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DDC: 305.8

“The Race Problem”

The Nation Vol. 99, pages 738-40, Dec 24, 1914

New York
Villard, Oswald GarrisonGo to Article
DDC: 305.8

“My View of Segregation Laws”

The New Republic Vol. 5, pages 113-14, Dec 4, 1915

New York
Washington, Booker T.Go to Article
DDC: 305.8

“Race Segregation in the Rural South”

The Survey Vol. 33, pages 375-7, Jan 2, 1915

New York
Weatherford, W. D.Go to Article
DDC: 305.8

306 Culture & institutions

Rents in our Robes

Belford, Clarke 1888
Leslie, Mrs. Frank Go to Book
DDC: 306

The author, Miriam Florence Folline Leslie, was the wife of millionaire NY magazine publisher Frank Leslie and a major force in NY City society at the time she wrote these articles for magazines in the 1880s. Chapter headings are:

– Danger to Rosebuds
– Flirtation
– Marriage as a Fine Art
– Co-Education of Boys and Girls
– Courtesy Towards Women
– Friendship between Man and Woman
– Pretty Women and Handsome Men
– How Women should Care for Health
– Hypocrisy in Society
– Woman’s Co-operative Union
– Hotel and Home Life
– How a Woman can Earn a Living
– The Woman of the Future
– Excuse Me, Madam!
– My Better Half
– Try Change of Air

Gospel of Wealth, and other Timely Essays

Century 1900
Carnegie, Andrew Go to Book
DDC: 306

Wealth, poverty, trusts, relations of capital and labor, colonial possessions, imperialism, democracy in England, etc.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Charity, Democracy, Labor and laboring classes, Industrial trusts, Imperialism, Colonial question, Eight-hour movement

For Better or Worse. A Book for Some Men and All Women

Lee and Shepard 1875
Croly, Jennie CunninghamGo to Book
DDC: 306

Chapter headings are:

1. Maidenhood
2. What Education does for Girls
3. Boy and Girl Love
4. Qualifications for Marriage
5. Engaged
6. The “Honey-moon”
7. The Duty of the Wife
8. Duties of Husbands
9. Duty of Parents
10. Marriage as a Partnership
11. Marriage as a Mistake
12. Marrying for Money
13. Marrying without Money
14. Marrying for a Home
15. True Marriage
16. The Future Husband
17. The Family of the Future
18. Married Forever
19. Household Traditions
20. Modern Bridals
21. The Sin of Ignorance
22. Divorce
23. Domestic Service

American Ideals, and other Essays, Social and Political

Putnam 1897
Roosevelt, Theodore Go to Book
DDC: 306

Other essays: True Americanism; The manly virtues and practical politics; The college graduate and public life; Phases of state legislation; Machine politics in New York City; Six years of civil service reform; Administering the New York police force; The vice-presidency and the campaign of 1896; How not to help our poorer brother; The Monroe doctrine; Washington’s forgotten maxim; National life and character; Social evolution; The law of civilization and decay.
– Standard Catalog: Sociology Section (1918)

Politics and government, Social conditions, civil service reform, American national characteristics

The Strenuous Life; Essays and Addresses

Century 1901
Roosevelt, TheodoreGo to Book
DDC: 306

Much healthy idealism tempered by common sense. He stands for sound education of mind and body, for moderation, for the virtues of private life in politics, and for a genuine national spirit.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904
Other essays: Expansion and peace; Latitude and longitude among reformers; Fellow feeling as a political factor; Civic helpfulness; Character and success; The eighth and ninth commandments in politics; The best and the good; Promise and performance; The American boy; Military preparedness and unpreparedness; Admiral Dewey; Grant; Manhood and statehood; Brotherhood and the heroic virtues; National duties; The labor question; Christian citizenship
– Standard Catalog: Sociology Section (1918)

Politics and government, Colonialism, Imperialism, Strenuous life

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