Labor History Bibliography

This bibliography contains works that were used in the preparation of this website. Other sources include newspaper clippings, vertical file materials, and various materials which are all located in the Historical Collections Department of the Bridgeport Public Library.

We have also provided websites as further sources of Labor history in the United States.

Bridgeport Brass Company. "A Historical Sketch of Bridgeport Brass Company 1865-1925." The Metal Industry 23 (August 1925). pp. 311-321.

Bridgeport Brass Company. Seven Centuries of Brassmaking. Bridgeport: Bridgeport Brass Company, 1920.

Bucki, Cecelia. "Dilution and Craft Tradition: Munition Workers in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1915-1919." In New England Working Class and the New Labor History, Eds. Herbert G. Gutman and Donald M. Bell, 137-56. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Bucki, Cecelia. The Pursuit of Political Power: Class, Ethnicity, and Municipal Politics in Interwar Bridgeport, 1914-1936, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh [Ann Arbor: UMI, 1991].

Central Labor Union of Bridgeport and Vicinity. Centennial Illustrated History of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Central Labor Union of Bridgeport and Vicinity and Its Affiliated Organizations. Bridgeport: Central Labor Union of Bridgeport, 1900.

Curtis, Dolly. Dolly Curtis Interviews: Captain Mike Purce, Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry [videorecording]. Easton, CT: Curtis Cromwell Production, 1994. Many other videotaped interviews by Dolly Curtis are in the Bridgeport Library system, featuring many different occupations.

Danenberg, Elsie Nicholas. The Story of Bridgeport. [Bridgeport, CT]: Bridgeport Centennial, 1936.

Economic Development Plan: Bridgeport, Connecticut. Buckhurst Fish Hutton Katz, Planning and Development Consultants. January 1985.

Embardo, Robert J. "Summer Lightning," 1907: The Wobblies in Bridgeport." Labor History 30 (Fall 1989): 518-35.

Fassett, John D. UI: History of an Electric Company: A Saga of Problems, Personalities and Power Politics. [UI, 1990]

Fernandez, Ronald. Excess Profits: The Rise of United Technologies. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1983.

Final Report of the Business and Labor Historical Records Project, April 1, 1977, September 30, 1978 Bridgeport Public Library. Bridgeport Public Library Historical Collections.

Field, John W. Fig Leaves and Fortunes: A Fashion Company Named Warnaco. West Kennebunk, Maine: Phoenix Publishing. 1990.

The Future Out of the Past: An Illustrated History of the Warner Brothers Company on its 90th Anniversary. The Warner Brothers Company: 1964.

Gilden, K.B. Between the Hills and the Sea. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971; Ithaca, NY: ILR Press [1989], 1971.

Grimaldi, Lennie. Only in Bridgeport: An Illustrated History of the Park City. 1st ed.: Northridge, CA: Windsor Publications, 1986. 2nd ed. Harbor Publishing, 1993.

Hews, Amy. Women as Munition Makers: A Study of Conditions in Bridgeport, CT; NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1917.

"Joint Study for the Analysis of the Bridgeport Regional Economy in the Event of Reduction of Defense Allocations." Principal Investigators: Harry Fishman, Herbert Harris. 1969.

Levine, Philip. Drawings from Camp Hartell: A Sketch Diary: Bridgeport Teachers Strike, 1978.

Macieski, Robert L. A Place in Time: The Shaping of City Space in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1890-1919. Ph.D. dissertation, Boston College, 1994.

Montgomery, David. "Whose Standards? Workers and the Reorganization of Production in the United States, 1900-1920." In Worker's Control in America: Studies in the History of Work, Technology and Labor Struggles, 113-38. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Moret, Marta. A Brief History of the Connecticut Labor Movement. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut Labor Education Center, n.d. [1982].

Nelson, Jeffrey K. Letters from Okefenokee: The Rise and Fall of a United Electrical Workers Local.

Orcutt, Samuel. The History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1886.

Palmquist, David W. Bridgeport: A Pictorial History. Virginia Beach, 1981, 1985 editions.

Procter, Mary and Bill Matuszeski. Gritty Cities: A Second Look at Allentown, Bethlehem, Bridgeport, Hoboken, Lancaster, Norwich, Patterson,
Reading, Trenton, Troy, Waterbury, Wilmington
. Philadephia: Temple University Press, 1978.

Shubert, Bruce B. "The Palmer Raids in Connecticut: 1919-1920." Connecticut Review 5 (October 1971): 53-69.

State of Connecticut Labor Department. Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (some years called Connecticut Labor Bulletin and
Connecticut Labor Report). Annual and biannual volumes, 1874 to 1930, include listings of each strike and lockout, companies, conditions, and other information.

State of Connecticut. Labor Laws. 27 volumes, 1913-1981.

Stave, Bruce M. "The Great Depression and Urban Political Continuity: Bridgeport Chooses Socialism." In Socialism and the Cities, ed. Bruce M. Stave, 157-83. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1975.

Stewart, Robert et al. From Light Switches to Torpedo Controls: the Story of the Bryant Electric Company, Bridgeport, CT. Westport, CT.

U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau. Homework in Bridgeport Connecticut. Bulletin #9. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1919

U.S. Department of Labor Women's. Women Workers after VJ-Day in One Community-Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bulletin, #216. Washington, D.C. GPO, 1947

Witkowski, Mary K. "Sources for Business and Labor History in the Bridgeport Public Library." Labor History. 1991.

Wolff, Adele F. Bridgeport Hospital: 100 Years: 1878-1978. Bridgeport, CT: Bridgeport Hospital, 1978.

Note: Local newspapers such as the Bridgeport Post (Connecticut Post) and the Bridgeport Herald are available on microfilm in the Bridgeport Public Library. Various issues of the Times-Star are also available. These papers do not circulate. Copies of Bridgeport newspapers are also available at the Connecticut State Library.