Working in Paterson

Related Resources

Selected Bibliography


Avignone, June, ed. Downtown Paterson. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 1999.

Cole, Arthur Harrison, ed. Industrial and Commercial Correspondence of Alexander Hamilton, Anticipating His Report on Manufactures. Published under the auspices of the Business Historical Society, Inc., with a preface by Professor Edwin F. Gay. Chicago: A. W. Shaw Company, 1928.

Cotz, Jo Ann. Paterson. A Pictorial History. Virginia Beach, Va.: Donning, 1981.

Davis, Joseph Stancliffe. Essays in the Earlier History of American Corporations. 1917. Reprint, New York: Russell & Russell, 1965.

Godwin, Parke. The First Settlers of Totawa (now Paterson, New Jersey). An Episode of Early History. New York: Printed by A. B. King, 1892.

Kenyon, James Byron. Industrial Localization and Metropolitan Growth: The Paterson-Passaic District. Chicago: University of Chicago. Department of Geography. Research Paper no. 67, 1960.

Murphy, J. Palmer, and Margaret Murphy. Paterson & Passaic County: An Illustrated History. Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1987.

Nelson, William. History of Paterson and Its Environs (the Silk City). New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1920.

Norwood, Christopher. About Paterson: The Making and Unmaking of an American City. New York: Saturday Review Press, 1974.

Scranton, Philip B., ed. Silk City: Studies on the Paterson Silk Industry, 1860-1940. Newark, N.J.: New Jersey Historical Society, 1985.

Shriner, Charles A. Paterson, New Jersey. Its Advantages for Manufacturing and Residence: Its Industries, Prominent Men, Banks, Schools, Churches, etc. Published under the auspices of the Board of Trade. Paterson, N.J.: The Press and Publishing Company, 1890.

-----. Four Chapters of Paterson History. Paterson, N.J.: Lont & Overcamp Pub. Co., 1919.

-----. Random Recollections of Charles A. Shriner. Paterson, N.J.: Privately printed, 1941.

Smyk, Edward A. Alexander Hamilton: A Selected Bibliography / Compiled for the Members of the Hamilton Club. Paterson, N.J.: E. A. Smyk, 1990.

-----. North Jersey Herald & News, 1872-1997. Passaic, N.J.: North Jersey Herald & News, 1997.

Steiger, John H. The Memoirs of a Silk Striker, an Exposure of the Principles and Tactics of the I.W.W. [Paterson, N.J.]: privately printed, 1914.

Sullivan, John L. (John Langdon). Refutation of Mr. Colden's "Answer" to Mr. Sullivan's Report to the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactories in New-Jersey upon the Intended Encroachments of the Morris Canal Company in Diverting from Their Natural Course the Waters of the Passaic. [Paterson, N.J.: n.p., 1828?].

Tice, George A. Paterson. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1972.

Tripp, Anne Huber. The I.W.W. and the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Trumball, Levi R. A History of Industrial Paterson. Paterson, N.J.: C. M. Herrick, printer, 1882.

Van Rensalier, Dolores, and Flavia Alaya. Bridge Street to Freedom: Landmarking a Station on the Underground Railroad. Mahwah, N.J.: Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1998.

Williams, William Carlos. Paterson. New York: New Direction, 1946-58.

Books for Children

Sikorski, Joy. Squeaky Chalk. New York: Crown Publishers, 2000.


Harris, Howard. "'Towns-People and Country People': The Acquackanonk Dutch and the Rise of Industry in Paterson, New Jersey, 1793-1831." New Jersey History 106, nos. 3-4 (Fall/Winter, 1988): 23-51.

Renner, Lisanne. "From Farms to Factories: Two Centuries of Shaping Paterson's Urban Form." (external link) The North Jersey Highlander, the Journal of the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society (external link) 33, no. 87 (1997).

Related Manuscript Collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division

Alexander Hamilton Papers.

Records of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, 1791-1822.