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Problems of a Scottish Provincial Town
Appendix: A Selected Bibliography of Works on Social Questions


[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 of Education.

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 specially illuminating.

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 suggestive nature.

Rowntree, B. Seebohm. Poverty : a Study of Town Life. London, Macmillan and Co. 1902.

Invaluable to the student of the housing problem.

Rowntree, Joseph, and Sherwell, Arthur. The Temperance Problem and Social Reform. London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1901. 6s.

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 suggestive books.

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.


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