This bibliography contains only the primary sources for this paper. Scattered information on this topic can be found in most general histories of Connecticut.
AFL-CIO. Publication. Washington, D.C: AFL-CIO, 1980. These are available from the state office in Hamden and contain useful information on the AFL-ClO and on unions in general.
Andersen, Ruth, O.M.
From Yankee to American-Connecticut
1865-1914. Chester, Ct: Pequot Press, 1975. This is one of a series of works on Connecticut and contains a chapter on labor in its later days.
Burr, Nelson R.
The Early Labor Movement in Connecticut
, 1790-1860. West Hartford, Ct: By the Author, 1972. Burr’s work is a short informative piece on the early stages of labor and organization.
Connecticut Bureau of Labor Statistics.
. Hartford, Ct: State Printer, 1887-1902. These reports contain a great deal of useful information and statistics concerning labor in Connecticut.
Connecticut Department of Factory lnspection.
RePort of the
Inspector of the Factories of the State of Connecticut
. Hartford, Ct: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brianard Co., 1889. This also contains a lot of useful charts and statistics depicting conditions in the factories.
Crofut and Knapp Book
. New York: Crofut and Knapp Co., 1924. A publicity release by the hat company, this is useful only in that it contains no mention of the hatter’s strike.
Dananberg, Elsie Nicholas.
The Romance of Norwalk
. New York: The States History Co., 1929. This is an interesting, but not entirely accurate history of Norwalk, with a good account of the hatters’ strike.
The Rise of Manufacturing in Connecticut:. 1820-1850
. Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Publication No. 44. Yale University Press, 1935. The pamphlet is helpful in understanding how manufacturing led to the development of a large labor force.
Edwards, Alba M. “The Labor Legislation of Connecticut,”
of the American Economic Association
. Third Series, Vol. VIII, 1907. This is an excellent, comprehensive work surveying the whole field of labor legislation to the date of publication.
Four Cities and Towns of Connecticut
. New York: Acme Publishing and Engraving Co., 1890. This contains a chapter on Norwalk with some interesting details on the hat manufacturers.
Grant, Ellsworth S.
Yankee Dreamers and Doers
. Chester, Ct: Pequot Press, 1975. Grant’s book is a very readable account of New England inventors and laborers.
Knights of Labor.
Journal of United Labor
. Vol. V, No. 17, January 10, 1885. An article indicating KofL involvement in the hatters’ strike is found here.
Ray, Deborah Wing, and Stewart, Gloria P.
Norwalk: being an
historical account of that Connecticut town
. Norwalk: Norwalk Historical Society, Inc., 1979. This is a very lively, interesting history of Norwalk, containing information about the hat industry and strike.
The Norwalk Gazette
The South Norwalk Sentinel
. 1884-1885. Most of the information on the hatters’ strike is derived from these two newspapers. The accounts are fascinating. The
takes a very pro-labor stand while
l is very pro-management.
Trecker, Janice Law.
Preachers, Rebels, and Traders—Connecticut
. From the same series as the Andersen book, this contains a chapter on labor in its early stages.
Tyler, Daniel P. Secretary of State.
Statistics of the Condition
and Products of Certain Branches of Industry in Connecticut
. Hartford, Ct: State Printer, 1846. This is useful in determining the size of an industry in Connecticut at this time.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Census Office. “The Population of Civil Divisions Less Than Counties,”
Statistics of the
Population of the United States at the Tenth Census, June
. Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1883. This is useful in determining the size of the population in a town.