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Published Sources

Primary Sources

A Little Book for Immigrants in Boston. 1921.


Addams, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House. 1910. 


Antin, Mary. The Promised Land. 1912. 


Bacon, Edwin M. Rambles around Old Boston. 1921.


Del Vecchio, Frank. City Streets: A Memoir. 2016.


Gans, Herbert. The Urban Villagers. 1962.


Herlihy, Elizabeth, ed., Fifty Years of Boston: A Memorial Volume. Boston: n.p., 1930. 


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Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives. 1890.


Satt-Polacheck, Hilda. I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl.  1991.


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Secondary Sources

Abrams, Laura S. and Laura Curran. “Between Women: Gender and Social Work in Historical Perspective.” Social Service Review (Sept 2004).


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Berry, Margaret. “The Settlement Movement.” 1986.  [NB: see the long bibliography at the end of this piece for further reading suggestions]


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Daniel, Dominique. “Documenting the Immigrant and Ethnic Experience in American Archives.” American Archivist 73:1 (2010), pp. 82-104.


Davis, Allen. Spearheads for Reform: The Settlement Movement and the Progressive Movement. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1970.


Deutsch, Sarah. Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.


Fisher, James. Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America. Oxford University Press, 2008.


Fisher, Sean M. and Carolyn Hughes. The Last Tenement. Boston: The Bostonian Society, 1992. 


Freedman, Estelle. “The Burning of Letters Continues: Elusive Identities and the Historical Construction of Sexuality.” Journal of Women’s History 9:4 (winter 1998).


Fullilove, Mindy Thompson. Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do about It. NY: Ballantine Books, 2004.


Heinze, Andrew. Adapting to Abundance: Jewish Immigrants, Mass Consumption, and the Search for American Identity. NY: Columbia University Press, 1992.


Hounmenou, Charles. “Black Settlement Houses and Oppositional Consciousness.” Journal of Black Studies (2012).


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Kolson, Kenneth. Big Plans: The Allure and Folly of Urban Design. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.


Kunzel, Regina. Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890-1945. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.


Kushner, Tony. “Alienated Memories: Migrants and the Silences of the Archives.” In Memory and History, ed. Joan Tumblety. NY: Routledge, 2013.


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Peiss, Kathy. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986.


Peterson, Jon. The Birth of City Planning in the U.S., 1840-1917. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. 


Quinn, Elizabeth Lasch. Black Neighbors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.


Ross, Marjorie Drake. The Book of Boston: The Victorian Period. NY: Hastings House Publishers, 1964.


Sarna, Jonathan, Ellen Smith, and Scott-Martin Kosofsky. The Jews of Boston. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.


Sammarco, Anthony. Boston’s West End. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1998. 


Saunders, James. Urban Renewal and the End of Black Culture in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1998.


Serrell, Beverly. Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach. Rowan and Littlefield, 2015.


Shpak-Lissak, Rivka. Pluralism and Progressives: Hull House and the New Immigrants, 1890-1919.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.


Stabile, Susan M. “Biography in a Box: Material Culture and Palimpsest Memory.” In Memory and History, ed. Joan Tumblety. NY: Routledge, 2013.


Steedman, Carolyn. Dust: The Archive and Cultural History. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.


Wrathall, John D. “Provenance as Text: Reading the Silences around Sexuality in Manuscript Collections.” Journal of American History (June 1992).

Women of Summer. Dir. Suzanne Bauman, 1985.

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