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Resource Guide:
Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900E660-738
Twentieth centuryE740-837.7
Labor disputes. Strikes and lockoutsHD5306-5474
Trade unions. Labor unions.HD6350-6940.7
ImmigrantsHV4005-4013
SuffrageJK1846-1929
Alcoholism. Intemperance. Temperance reformHV5001-5720.5
Railroads. Rapid transit systemsHE1001-5600
Railroad engineering and operationTF1-1620
Telecommunication industry. TelegraphHE7601-8700.9

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • American Federation of Labor
  • Tammany Hall
  • Immigration stations–Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.)–1900-1910.
  • Suffrage–United States–History
  • Social gospel
  • Ragtime music
  • Prohibition–United States
  • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935–Correspondence
  • Income tax–Law and legislation–United States
  • Pure Food and Drug Act, 1906
  • Eugenics–Social aspects–United States
  • Populist Party (U.S.)
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Homestead Strike, Homestead, Pa., 1892
  • Muckraking–1900-1910
  • Yellow journalism–1900-1910
  • Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company–Fire, 1911
  • Vaudeville United States

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The social philosophy of Jane AddamsHV 28 .A35 H37 2009
Militant citizenship : rhetorical strategies of the National Woman’s Party, 1913-1920JK 1896 .S82 2011
Treacherous texts : U.S. suffrage literature, 1846-1946JK 1896 .T74 2010
The response to prostitution in the progressive eraHQ 144 .C66
America’s Gilded Age : personalities in an era of extravagance and change, 1850-1890E 168 .R93 1989
The progressive era and race : reaction and reform, 1900-1917E 185.6 .S68 2005
The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius VanderbiltCT 275 .V23 S85 2009
A century of eugenics in America : from the Indiana experiment to the human genome eraHQ 755.5 .U5 C46 2010
We are all Americans, pure and simple : Theodore Roosevelt and the myth of AmericanismE 757 .D67 2007
A nation by design : immigration policy in the fashioning of AmericaHV 6483 .Z65 2006
Next to godliness: confronting dirt and despair in Progressive Era New York CityTD 819 .N6 B87
The Gilded Age press, 1865-1900e-Book
Domesticating drink women, men, and alcohol in America, 1870-1940e-Book
Populism : the humane preference in America, 1890-1900E 661 .C56
American Catholic lay groups and transatlantic social reform in the progressive erae-Book
Growing up in Boston’s Gilded Age : the journal of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1872-1874F 73.5 .B53 1990
Muckraking and objectivity : journalism’s colliding traditionsPN 4888 .E8 M57 1990
Rags and ragtime : a musical historyML 3560 .J37 1989

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progessive Era
  • Progressive Populist
  • American History
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Ethnic History
  • Journalism History
  • Economic History Review
  • Eugenics Quarterly

Selected Websites and Digital Archives