Reading List

For more materials, see the research guide
Selected Resources Documenting the 1919 Boston Police Strike

Non-Fiction

“Boston Police Vote to Unionize, Precipitating Riots,” Mass Moments website. http://massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=237.

Brecher, Jeremy. “Nineteen Nineteen.” Strike! (Boston: South End Press, 1972).

Burpo, John H. The Police Labor Movement: Problems and Perspectives. (Springfield, Ill: Thomas, 1971).

Capozzola, Christopher. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Green, James R. and Hugh Carter Donahue. Boston’s Workers: A Labor History. (Boston: Boston Public Library, 1979).

Koss, Frederick Manual. “The Boston Police Strike of 1919.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston University, 1960.

Murray, Robert K. “When Policemen Strike.” Red Scare: A Study in National Hysteria, 1919-1920. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1955): 122-134.

Police Commissioner for the City of Boston, Citizens’ Committee to Consider the Police Situation. The Boston Police Strike: Two reports, 1919. (New York: Arno Press, 1971).

Russell, Francis. A City in Terror: Calvin Coolidge and the 1919 Boston Police Strike. (New York: Viking Press, 1975).

Slater, Joseph E. “The Boston Police Strike of 1919.” Public Workers: Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900-1962 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004), pp. 13-38.

Tager, Jack. Boston Riots: Three Centuries of Social Violence. (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000).

Wells, Donna M. Boston Police Department. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003).

White, Jonathan R. “Violence during the 1919 Boston Police Strike: An Analysis of the Crime Control Myth.” Criminal Justice Review. 13:2 1988: 61-68.

Fiction

Lehane, Dennis. The Given Day. (New York: William Morrow, 2008).

Redfearn, James G. The Rising at Roxbury Crossing. (Wrentham, MA: Olde Stoney Brook Publishing, 2012).

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