Agbo, Adolph H.
Values of Adinkra
Symbols. Ebony Designs and Publications, Kumasi, Ghana (1999) The invaluable resource presents myriad Adinkra symbols and their meaning; adages are included to help one grasp the depth of Adinkra symbolism.
Samuel Yellin: Metalworker
. SkipJack Press, Cincinnati, OH, October 1992. This vintage work takes a detailed look the ironwork masterpieces created by this artisan; includes speeches, correspondence, photo images and more.
Chidsey, Donald Victor.
East Haven the Iron Works Village, ed.
by Clifford Nitchke, East Haven Historical Society 1996 Ref 974.67. Contains info on New Haven’s ironworks industry.
Clarke, Mary Stetson.
Pioneer Iron Works
. Illustrated by Joshua Tolford. [1st Ed.] Philadelphia, Chilton  80,  p. illus. 25 cm. Bibliography: p. 
Connecticut’s Ames Iron Works: Family, Community, Nature, and Innovation in an Enterprise of the Early American Republic (review)
Technology and Culture - Volume 42, Number 2, April 2001, pp. 349-350. Article on early American ironworks industry in New Haven, CT.
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
. Hill and Wang, New York, NY, 1983. An invaluable resource providing an ecological history of Colonial New England.
Franklin, John Hope.
From Slavery To Freedom
. Vintage Books, New York, 1992. An in-depth look at African Heritage from pre-slavery to the 21
Gordon, Robert B.
American Iron: 1607-1900
, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD (1996). Rich with photos and extensive data on all aspects of ironwork.
Greene, Claire Y.
Keeper of the Gate: Designs in Wrought Iron by Philip Simons, Master Blacksmith
. Philip Simmons Foundation, Inc., 1993. A handy resource for students Grades 3 and up, this book is a catalog of black and white photos of fences created by a legendary African American blacksmith.
Harris, Middleton A.,
The Black Book
. Random House, New York, NY, 1976. Provides select photo images and support info re: ironwork fences created by African artisans.
Vision in the Sky: New Haven’s Early Years, 1638 - 1783
. Linnet Books, Hamden, CT, 1989. An up-close look at the New Haven colony during its formative years.
From Puritans to Yankees-New Haven’s Growing Years 1783 - 1861
. Hillhouse Press, New Haven, CT, 2007. A continuance of the history of New Haven.
Levermore, Ph.D., Charles H., Ph.D.,
Republic of New Haven: A History of Municipal Evolution.
Kennikat Press. Inc., Port Washington, NY, 1886. An up-close look at the New Haven colony and its evolution during the early years.
Osterweis, Rollin G.,
Three Centuries of New Haven,
1638-1938, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1953. This vintage work contains maps, background information re: the New Haven colony during noted eras.
Taylor, Robert Joseph.
Colonial Connecticut: A History.
KTO Press, New York (1979) Provides a wealth of background information on the formative years of the New Haven colony.
New Haven: From Puritanism to the Age of Terrorism
. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2004. A historical look at New Haven spanning three centuries.