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Boston in the Gilded Age Bibliography

Baxter, Sylvester. Boston Park Guide: Including the Municipal and Metropolitan Systems of Greater Boston. New and enlg. Ed. Boston : Laurens Maynard, 1896.

Billington, Ray Allen. The Protestant Crusade 1800-1860: A Study of the Origins of American Nativism. New York : Macmillan, 1938.

Boston (Mass.) Medical Commission to Investigate the Sanitary Condition of the City. The Sanitary Condition of Boston. Boston : Rockwell and Churchill, 1875. Accessed online via Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine. Accessed online at:  http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/6268428?n=1&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=0.5&printThumbnails=no

Broun, Elizabeth. “Childe Hassam’s America.” American Art., Vol. 13, No. 3 (Autumn 1999), pp. 32-57.

Bunting, Bainbridge. “The Plan of the Back Bay Area in Boston.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1954), pp. 19-24.

Connolly, James. “Bringing the City Back in: Space and Place in the Urban History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 2002), pp. 258-278.

Domosh, Mona. “Shaping the Commercial City: Retail Districts in Nineteenth-Century New York and Boston.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Vol. 80, No. 2 (Jun. 1990), pp. 268-284.

Friends of Copley Square. Copley Square: The Story of Boston’s Art Square. Boston : Published by the Friends of Copley Square on the Occasion of the Unveiling of the John Singleton Copley Statue, Oct. 23, 2002.  Accessed online at: http://friendsofcopleysquare.org/CopleySquareStory/CopleySquareStory.pdf

Gerdts, William H. American Impressionism. New York: Abbeville Press, 1984.

Green, James R. and Hugh Carter Donahue. Boston’s Workers: A Labor History. Boston, Mass. : Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1979.

Harris, Neil. “The Gilded Age Revisited: Boston and the Museum Movement.” American Quarterly. Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter 1962), pp. 545-566.

Hoffman, Alexander von. “Of Greater Lasting Consequence: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Fate of Franklin Park, Boston.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 47, No. 4 (Dec. 1988), pp. 339-350.

Jaher, Frederic Cople. “The Boston Brahmins in the Age of Industrial Capitalism.” The Age of Industrialism in America: Essays in Social Structure and Cultural Values. New York : The Free Press, 1968.

Loria, Joan and Warren A. Seamans. Earth, Sea and Sky: Charles H. Woodbury. Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Museum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988.

Peterson, Jon A. “The Impact of Sanitary Reform upon American Urban Planning, 1840-1890.” Journal of Social History. Vol. 13, No. 1 (Autumn 1979), pp. 83-103.

Puleo, Stephen. A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900. Boston : Beacon Press, 2010.

Solomon, Barbara Miller. Ancestors and Immigrants: A Changing New England Tradition. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1956.

Thernstrom, Stephan. The Other Bostonians: Poverty and Progress in the American Metropolis 1880-1970. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1973.

Trachtenberg, Alan. The Incorporation of America: Culture & Society in the Gilded Age. New York : Hill and Wang, 1982.

Ward, David. “The Industrial Revolution and the Emergence of Boston’s Central Business District.” Economic Geography. Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr., 1966), pp. 152-171.

Weinberg, H. Barbara. American Impressionism and Realism. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.

Whitehill, Walter Muir. Boston: A Topographical History. 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968.

World Health Organization. Cholera. Fact Sheet No. 107. Website accessed Sept. 24, 2012.

Zaitzevsky, Cynthia. Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Park System. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982.

 

Novels Published in the Gilded Age, or about the Gilded Age

Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward, 2000-1887. Boston : Ticknor & Co., 1888.

Twain, Mark and Charles Dudley Warner. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.  Hartford, Conn. : American Publishing Co., 1873.

Wharton, Edith. Age of Innocence. New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1920.