Atwater, Edward, ed.
History of the City of New Haven
. New York: H. W. Munsell and Co., 1887.
A classic monumental work, of particular use in studying biographies of nineteenth century prominent figures in New Haven.
Our Yankee Heritage: The Making of Greater New Haven
New Haven: Bradley and Scoville, Inc., 1951.
A readable account, making use of dialogue among fictionalized characters to make New Haven’s story come alive. Suitable for your better students.
Brown, Elizabeth Mills.
New Haven: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1976.
A valuable resource to this unit, with good photographs of city landmarks and historical as well as architectural insights.
Osterweis, Rollin G.
Three Centuries of New Haven, 1638-1938
. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1953.
Essential to anyone with a thirst for New Haven history, especially in industrial development; also, immigrant and cultural history. Well footnoted.
Model City: A Test of American Liberalism.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.
The bitter fight over the decision to build the Oak Street Connector is well detailed and interestingly told.
Warner, Robert Austin
New Haven Negroes: A Social History
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940.
A fascinating account of New Haven’s black population from colonial times to 1940; required reading for anyone teaching a New Haven unit.