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Selected Resources Documenting the 1919 Boston Police Strike

Articles

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Farmer, Brian. "The Boston Police Strike of 1919." The New American, 2011, pp. 36-40.

Fraser, Steve and Joshua B. Freeman. "In the Rearview Mirror: A Brief History of Opposition to Public Sector Unionism." New Labor Forum, vol. 20, no. 3, fall 2011, pp. 93-96.

Fry, Amelia R. and Charles T. Morrissey. "Oral History and Local History: Opportunities for Librarians." The Journal of Library History, vol. 4, no. 4, Oct. 1969, pp. 341-346.

Lynch, Shawn M. "'Red Riots' and the Origins of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1915-1930." Historical Journal of Massachusetts, vol. 38, no. 1, spring 2010, pp. 61-81.

Lyons, Richard L. "The Boston Police Strike of 1919." The New England Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 2, Jun. 1947, pp. 147-168.

Norwood, Stephen H. "The Student as Strikebreaker: College Youth and the Crisis of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century." Journal of Social History, vol. 28, no. 2, winter 1994, pp. 331-349.

Pendergrass, Drew C. "The Boys in Crimson: Boston's Police Strikebreakers." The Harvard Crimson, 10 Nov. 2016.

Pfuhl, Erdwin H., Jr. "Police Strikes and Conventional Crime." Criminology, vol. 21, no. 4, Nov. 1983, pp. 489-504.

Russell, Francis. "The Strike that Made a President." American Heritage 14, no. 6, 1963: pp. 44.

Shaffer, Robert. "Where Are the Organized Public Employees? The Absence of Public Employee Unionism from U.S. History Textbooks, and Why It Matters." Labor History, vol. 43, no. 3, 2002, pp. 315-334.

Slater, Joseph E. "Public Workers: Labor and the Boston Police Strike of 1919." Labor History, vol. 38, no. 1, 1996, pp. 7-27.

White, Jonathan R. "Violence During the 1919 Boston Police Strike: An Analysis of the Crime Control Myth." Criminal Justice Review, vol. 13, no. 2, 1988, pp. 61-68.

Wilson, Ian Scott. "The Boston Police Strike of 1919." History Magazine, vol. 18, no. 2, Dec./Jan. 2017, pp. 6-7.

Books

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Nonfiction: Boston Police Strike of 1919

Nonfiction: Boston and United States History

Fiction

Government Documents

Annual Report of the Board of Police, 1885-2005

Annual Report of the Police Commissioner for the City of Boston, 1919

Boston Directories, 1789-1974 (with gaps)

The Boston police strike; two reports

Municipal register : containing rules and orders of the City Council, the city charter and recent ordinances, and a list of the officers of the City of Boston, 1919

The officers and the men, the stations without and within of the Boston Police, 1901

Officials and employees of the city of Boston and county of Suffolk with their residences, compensation, etc, 1919

Officials and employees of the city of Boston and county of Suffolk with their residences, compensation, etc, 1919 – Police Department Only

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. January (pp.1-121).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. February (pp.122-231).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. March (pp.232-370).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. April (pp.371-510).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner].May (pp.511-660).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. June (pp.661-776).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. July (pp.777-1047).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. August (pp.1048-1169).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. September (pp.1171-1422).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. October (pp.1423-1537).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. November (pp.1538-1647).

[Police records. vol. 56. Jan. 1, 1919 to Dec. 31, 1919 [manuscript] / Office of the Police Commissioner]. December (pp.1648-1757).

Journal Databases

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Newspapers

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Boston Public Library: Newspapers
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"My most thrilling moment" series, Boston Traveler, 1916. This newspaper is held on microfilm at the Boston Public Library. Contact the BPL's Microtext Department at 617-859-2018 for assistance with accessing this newspaper.

Videos

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