A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS
ON SOCIAL QUESTIONS, ETC., WITH NOTES
[This brief but carefully
selected list has been drawn up for the help of those interested in the
questions discussed in this book who desire to pursue their inquiries further.]
Adams, Herbert B. Public
Libraries and Popular Education. Albany, U.S.A., University of the State of New
York. 1900. Price 40 cents.
This is No. 31 of the Home
Education Bulletin, and is probably the most valuable account of the American
Library system in existence. It is admirably illustrated from photographs of the
interiors and exteriors of the chief libraries in the States.
Annual Reports of the U.S. Bureau
These more or less exhaustively
survey the leading educational movements of Europe as well as America.
Booth, Chas. Life and Labour of
the People in London. London, Macmillan and Co. Seventeen vols. 5/. each, net.
This monumental work must be
consulted by all who desire exact knowledge of the present conditions of the
industrial life of London and the problems connected therewith.
Bowker and Iles. Reader's Guide in
Economics and Political Science. New York, Putnam. 1891. Fifty cents.
Gives classified lists (selected
for the most part by specialists) of books dealing with every aspect of social
problems, theoretical, historical, and practical. The subject headings include
Pauperism, Public Health, - Workmen's Dwellings, Crimes and Prisons, The Liquor
Question, Suffrage, Civil Service and its Reform, Police, etc. Suggested courses
of reading are also mapped out.
Encyclopaedia of Social Reform.
New York and London, Funk and Wagnall. 1897.
A very useful book, written
largely from both the American and European points of view. The more important
articles are by specialists, and appended are select bibliographies.
Forest, R. W. de, and Veiller, L.
First Report of the Tenement House Department of the City of New York,
i902-1903. New York, Tenement House Department. 1904. Two volumes.
In January, 1902, a new
department of municipal government in New York, known as the Tenement House
Department, was created. As a consequence, the whole of the tenement houses in
New York have been examined and their condition ascertained. These ample volumes
contain a complete record of what the department has done, and should go a long
way in helping the foundation of similar municipal departments in this country.
Geddes, Professor Patrick. City
Development: a Study of Parks, Gardens, and Culture Institutes. £1 ix. net.
Edinburgh, Geddes and Co. Birmingham, The St. George Press, Limited.
Hall, Dr. Stanley. Adolescence :
its Psychology and its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex,
Crime, Religion, and Education. London, Sidney Appleton. 1904. Two volumes.
This book, by the President of
Clark University, will probably prove to be the most important work yet issued
on the problems of adolescence. Every side of the subject, physiological,
mental, moral, and religious, is dealt with, and the book is not only a vast
storehouse of facts, but is a guide to method and policy for the future, being
throughout constructive in its treatment. Henceforth no student of the subject
can neglect this book.
Horsfall, T. C. The Example of
Germany. Manchester, The University Press. 1904. is. net.
A supplement to Mr. Marr's book
on the housing conditions in Manchester, designed to aid the improvement of the
dwellings and surroundings of the people. A most careful work by a master of the
subject, giving in detail an account of German methods of solving housing and
other municipal problems.
Howard, E. To-morrow. London,
Swan Sonnenschein and Co. 1898. 1s. 6d.
An account of the Garden City by
the founder of the movement, which has now taken definite form at Hitchin.
Illustrated with plans.
Loch, C S. Methods of Social
Advance. London, Mac-(Editor.) millan and Co. 1904. 3s. 6d. net.
Studies of social questions from
the standpoint of the Charity Organisation Society by various writers.
R. Housing Conditions in
Manchester and Salford. Manchester, The University Press. 1904. 1s
An admirable and most valuable
work, setting forth the conditions prevailing in Manchester, and incidentally a
tribute to the value of the Citizens' Association which undertook the inquiry,
the results of which are here recorded.
Reason, W. University and Social
Settlements. London, (Editor.) Methuen and Co. 1898. 1s. 6d.
Gives a full account of all
aspects of the work of social settlements, with details of the settlements
existing in 1898. Canon Barnett's chapter, " University Settlements," is
Report of the Royal Commission on
Physical Training (Scotland). London, Eyre and Spottiswood. 1903. 1s. 1d.
Will be found of great practical
value in considering plans to promote the better health of the young. It presses
on education authorities many valuable suggestions to this end.
Reports of the Department of
Parks, City of New York. New York, Department of Parks.
Fully illustrated and recording
developments in connection with the parks of New York of a most instructive and
Rowntree, B. Seebohm. Poverty : a
Study of Town Life. London, Macmillan and Co. 1902.
Invaluable to the student of the
Rowntree, Joseph, and Sherwell,
Arthur. The Temperance Problem and Social Reform. London, Hodder and Stoughton.
An indispensable work to all
students of social questions. It is a most exhaustive survey of one of the
greatest of modem problems, and is recognised as a " Court of Appeal" for facts.
Robinson, C. M. Modern Civic Art
; or, the City made Beautiful. London, G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1903. js. 6d. net.
Robinson, C. M. The Improvement
of Towns and Cities on the Practical Basis of Civic AEsthetics. London, G. P.
Putnam's Sons. 1901. 5/. net.
These two books are by the
Secretary of the American League for Civic Improvement. They deal with cities
from the aesthetic standpoint rather than the social. Both are valuable and
Sociological Papers, 1904.
London, Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1905. 10/. 6d.
One, at least, of these papers,
entitled "Civics as Applied Sociology," will be found of practical value to the
student of town problems. Contains also, under the title of "Eugenics," Mr.
Francis Galton's statement of his proposals for improving the inherited
qualities of citizens.
Sutter, Julie. Britain's Next
Campaign. London, R. Brimley Johnson, 1s. net.
A strong plea for a complete
reformation of our housing system.
Urwick, E. J. Studies of Boy Life
in our Cities. London, (Editor.) J. M. Dent and Co. 1904. 3s. 6d. net.
Deals chiefly with the life of
the London working lad. It is a successful attempt to present a full view of the
subject, and is of great practical value in directing work for boys.
What to Read: a List of Books for
Social Reformers. London, The Fabian Society. 1896. 1d. and 6d. The subject
headings include Co-operation, Crime, Drink, Education, Factory Legislation,
Friendly Societies, Unemployed, Old Age Pensions, Sanitation, Housing, Position
of Women, etc. The select lists of books, though prepared by the Fabian Society,
are intended to represent all points of view.