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and the Knights of Labor

Anderson, Carlotta R. All-American Anarchist: Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998.

Aurand, Harold W. "The Anthracite Strike of 1887-1888," Pennsylvania History, (35: 2), 1968, 169-185.

Brexel, Bernadette. The Knights of Labor and the Haymarket Riot: The Fight for an Eight-Hour Workday (America's Industrial Society in the Nineteenth Century). Rosen Publishing Group, 2004.

Brown, Henry Vincent. The Catholic Church and the Knights of Labor. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1949.

Buhle, Paul M. From the Knights of Labor to the New World Order: Essays on Labor and Culture. New York: Taylor and Francis Inc, 1997.

Carvalho, Joseph, III. "The Baughman Boycott and its Effect on the Richmond, Virginia Labor Movement," Social History (Canada), (12: 24), 1979, pp. 409-417.

Cassity, Michael J. "Modernization and Social Crisis: The Knights of Labor and a Midwest Community, 1885-1886," Journal of American History, (66: 1), 1979, 41-61.

Cohen, Bruce. "Lords of Capital and Knights of Labor: Worcester's Labor History During the Gilded Age," Historical Journal of Massachusetts. (29:1), 2001, 77-100.

Faherty, William Barnaby. "The Clergyman and Labor Progress: Cornelius O'Leary and the Knights of Labor," Labor History, (11: 2), 1970, 175-189.

Fink, Leon. "Irrespective of Party, Color or Social Standing": The Knights of Labor and Opposition Politics in Richmond, Virginia," Labor History, (19: 3), 1978, 325-349.

Fink, Leon. "The New Labor History and the Powers of Historical Pessimism: Consensus, Hegemony, and the Case of the Knights of Labor (in A Round Table: Labor, Historical Pessimism, and Hegemony)," The Journal of American History, (75: 1), June 1988, 115-136.

Fink, Leon. Workingmen's Democracy: The Knights of Labor and American Politics. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Fink, Leon. "Workingmen's Democracy: The Knights of Labor in Local Politics, 1886-1896." Ph.D. diss, The University of Rochester, 1977.

Foner, Philip F. and Lewis, Ronald L. The Black Worker during the Era of the Knights of Labor. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1979.

Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth and Fones-Wolf, Kenneth. "Knights Versus the Trade Unionists: The Case of the Washington, D.C. Carpenters, 1881-1896," Labor History, (22:2), 1981, 192-212.

Garlock, Jonathan Ezra. "A Structural Analysis of the Knights of Labor: A Prolegomenon to the History of the Producing Classes." Ph.D. diss, University of Rochester, New York, 1974.

Garlock, Jonathan Ezra (Compiler). Guide to the Local Assemblies of the Knights of Labor. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Garlock, Jonathan Ezra. "The Knights of Labor Data-Bank," Historical Methods Newsletter, (6: 4), 1973, 149-160.

Goldberg, Judith Lazarus. "Strikes, Organizing, and Change: The Knights of Labor in Philadelphia, 1869-1890 (Pennsylvania)." Ph.D. diss, New York University, 1985.

Graves, Greg. "Competing Perspectives on the Knights of Labor with Special Reference to South-Central Ontario, 1883-1886." Masters thesis, Carleton University, 1990.

Grob, Gerald N. "Organized Labor and the Negro Worker," Labor History, (1: 2), 1960, 164-176.

Grob, Gerald N. "Terence V. Powderly and the Knights of Labor," Mid-America, (39: 1), 1957, 39-55.

Grob, Gerald N. "The Knights of Labor and Trade Unions, 1878-1886," Journal of Economic History, (18: 2), 1958, 176-192.

Grob, Gerald N. "The Knights of Labor, Politics, and Populism," Mid-America, (40: 1), 1958, 3-21.

Guthrie, Paul N. "The Decline of the Knights of Labor." Ph.D. diss, Columbia University, 1953.

Gutman, Herbert G. "The Knights of Labor and Patrician Anti-Semitism: 1891," Labor History, (13: 1), 1972, 63-67.

Harris, Howell John. "Exceptionally Knights," Reviews in American History, (23: 4), 1995, 658-662.

Hild, Matthew. "A "Flagrant and High-Handed Outrage": The Knights of Labor and Skilled Workers in Atlanta, 1882-1886," Atlanta History, (43: 3), 1999, 35-47.

Hild, Matthew. "Dixie Knights Redux: The Knights of Labor in Alabama, 1898-1902," Gulf South Historical Review, (17:1), 2001, 36-51.

Hild, Matthew. "Organizing Across the Color Line: The Knights of Labor and Black Recruitment Efforts in Small-Town Georgia," Georgia Historical Quarterly, (81:2), 1997, 287-310.

James, Edward T. "American Labor and Political Action, 1865-1896: The Knights of Labor and its Predecessors." Ph.D. diss, Harvard University, 1954.

Kann, Kenneth. "The Knights of Labor and the Southern Black Worker," Labor History, (18: 1), 1977, 49-70.

Kaufman, Jason. "Rise and Fall of a Nation of Joiners: The Knights of Labor Revisited," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, (31:4), 2001, 553-579.

Kealey, Gregory S. and Palmer, Bryan D. Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Kealey, Gregory S. and Palmer, Bryan D. "The Bonds of Unity: The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900," Social History, (14: 28), 1981, 369-411.

Kepes, Betsy. "Leonora Barry: First Voice for Working Women," Labor's Heritage, Winter/Spring 2003, 38-49.

Kessler, Sidney H. "The Organization of Negroes in the Knights of Labor," Journal of Negro History, (37:3), July 1952, 248-276.

Krejcarek, Jody. "The Knights of Labor and the Lumber Industry in Northeast Wisconsin, 1885-1887," Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review, (13: 1), 1996, 16-21, 24-29.

Kolnick, Jeffrey David. "A Producer's Commonwealth: Populism and the Knights of Labor in Blue Earth Country, Minnesota, 1880-1892." Ph.D. diss, University of California at Davis, 1996.

Lazerow, Jama. "'The Workingman's Hour': The 1886 Labor Uprising in Boston," Labor History, (21: 2), 1980, 200-220.

Lehman, Oscar Snyder. "The Political and Legislative Activities of the Knights of Labor, 1878-1888." Masters thesis, University of Chicago, 1926.

Levine, Susan Beth. "Labor's True Woman: Domesticity and Equal Rights in the Knights of Labor," The Journal of American History, (70: 2), September 1983.

Levine, Susan Beth. "Their Own Sphere: Women's Work, the Knights of Labor, and the Transformation of the Carpet Trade, 1870-1890." Ph.D. diss, City University of New York, 1979.

Licht, Walter. "The Knights of Labor Commemorated and Reconsidered (in Review Article) Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Ontario, 1880-1900 Gregory Kealey; Bryan Palmer Workingmen's Democracy: The Knights of Labor and American Politics Leon Fink," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, (16: 1), Summer 1985 117-123.

Madison, Charles A. "Uriah S. Stephens and Terence V. Powderly: Plumed Knights of Labor," American Labor Leaders: Personalities and Forces in the Labor Movement. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1950, 44-69.

Mapes, Mary Lynne. "'As You have ever been the World's Providers, so now you are to be its Saviors': A Study of Christianity and the Knights of Labor." Masters thesis, Michigan State University, 1992.

Marcus, Irwin Murray. "The Knights of Labor: Reform Aspects." Ph.D. diss, Lehigh University, 1965.

Marcus, Irwin Murray. "The Southern Negro and the Knights of Labor," Negro History Bulletin, (30: 3), 1967, 5-7.

Marks, Lynne S. "Ladies, Loafers, Knights and "Lasses"': The Social Dimensions of Religion and Leisure in Late Nineteenth Century Small Town Ontario." Ph.D.diss, York University, 1992.

Marks, Lynne S. "The Knights of Labor and the Salvation Army: Religion and Working-Class Culture in Ontario, 1882-1890," Labour (Canada), (28), 1991, 89-127.

McLaughlin, Francis M. "The Replacement of the Knights of Labor by the International Longshoremen's Association in the Port of Boston," Historical Journal of Massachusetts. (26:1), 1998, 27-45.

McLaurin, Melton Alonza. "The Knights of Labor in North Carolina Politics," North Carolina Historical Review, (49: 3), 1972, 298-315.

McLaurin, Melton Alonza. The Knights of Labor in the South.Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1978.

McLaurin, Melton Alonza. "The Racial Policies of the Knights of Labor and the Organization of Southern Black Workers," Labor History, (17: 4), 1976, 568-585.

Morris, James M. "The Cincinnati Shoemakers' Lockout of 1888: A Case Study in the Demise of the Knights of Labor," Labor History, (13: 4), 1972, 505-519.

Oestreicher, Richard. Solidarity and Fragmentation: Working People and Class Consciousness in Detroit, 1875-1900. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Oestreicher, Richard. "Terence V. Powderly, the Knights of Labor, and Artisanal Republicanism," Labor Leaders in America. Dubofsy, Melvin and Van Tine, Warren (eds.). Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987, 30-61.

Pelling, Henry. "The Knights of Labor in Britain, 1880-1901," The Economic History Review, (9: 2), 1956, 313-331.

Phelan, Craig Phelan. Grand Master Workman: Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Rachleff, Peter J. Black Labor in the South: Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1890. Temple University Press, 1984.

Reynolds, Robert D., Jr. "Changing the Faces of Labor's Leaders: The Knights of Labor Poster of 1886," Labor's Heritage, Winter/Spring 2003, 34-37.

Rogers, William W. "Negro Knights of Labor in Arkansas: A Case Study of the "Miscellaneous" Strike," Labor History, (10: 3), 1969, 498-505.

Sannes, Erling N. "Knowledge is Power: The Knights of Labor in South Dakota," South Dakota History, (22), Winter 1992, 400-430.

Schneirov, Richard Samuel. "The Knights of Labor in the Chicago Labor Movement and in Municipal Politics, 1877-1887 (Illinois)." Ph.D. diss, Northern Illinois University, 1984.

Schwantes, Carlos A. "From Anti-Chinese Agitation to Reform Politics: The Legacy of the Knights of Labor in Washington and the Pacific Northwest," Pacific Northwest Quarterly, (88: 4), 1997, 174-184.

 

Shepherd, William John, and Corrigan, Mary Beth. 'Becoming a Capital City: The Photographs of Terence Vincent Powderly,' Washington History (No. 2:  2012), pp. 116-135.  

Shepherd, William John. ‘Terence Powderly: Labor Leader, Civil Servant, Photographer,’ Potomac Catholic Heritage (24), Summer 2012, pp. 19-23. 

Shepherd, William John. 'The Photographs of Terence V. Powderly,' Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (81:4), Autumn 2014, pp. 412-431. 

Shepherd, William John. 'Terence Vincent Powderly,' The Columbia Guide to Irish American History. Timothy Meagher. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005, pp. 297-298.

 

Sisco, John Isidore. "Rhetoric in Failure: A Study of the Public Address of the Knights of Labor Movement." Ph.D. diss, University of Minnesota, 1966.

Voss, Kim. "Disposition is Not Action: The Rise and Demise of the Knights of Labor," Studies in American Political Development, (6: 2), 1992, 272-321.

Voss, Kim. 'Labor Organization and Class Alliance: Industries, Communities, and the Knights of Labor,' Theory and Society, (17: 3), 1988, 329-364.

Voss, Kim. The Making of American Exceptionalism: The Knights of Labor and Class Formation in the Nineteenth Century. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1993.

Voss, Kim. "Working Class Formation and the Knights of Labor, 1875-1895 (New Jersey, United States)." Ph.D. diss, Stanford University, 1986.

Voss, Kim and Conell, Carol. "Formal Organization and the Fate of Social Movements: Craft Assocation and Class Alliance in the Knights of Labor," American Sociological Review, (55: 2), 1990, 255-269.

Ware, Norman J. The Labor Movement in the United States, 1860-1895: A Study in Democracy. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1929.

Weir, Robert E. "A Fragile Alliance: Henry George and the Knights of Labor," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, (56:4), 1997, 421-439.

Weir, Robert E. Behind Labor's Veil: The Culture of the Knights of Labor. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

Weir, Robert E. "Beyond the Veil: The Culture of the Knights of Labor (Working Class)." Ph.D. diss University of Massachusetts, 1990.

Weir, Robert E. "Blind in One Eye Only: Western and Eastern Knights of Labor View the Chinese Question," Labor History (UK), (41:4), 2001, 421-436.

Weir, Robert E. "'Here's to the Men that Lose!': The Hidden Career of Victor Drury," Labor History, (36:4), 1995, 530-556.

Weir, Robert E. Knights Unhorsed: Internal Conflict in a Gilded Age Social Movement. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.

Weir, Robert E. "When Friends Fall Out: Charles Litchman and the Knights of Labor." Labor in Massachusetts: Selected Essays. Fones-Wolf, Kenneth and Kaufman, Martin (eds.), Westfield: Institute of Massachusetts Studies, 1990.

Wright, Carroll D. "An Historical Sketch of the Knights of Labor," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, (1: 2), January 1887, 137-168.

 

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