Further Reading


Joseph Stancliffe Davis, Essays in the Earlier History of American Corporations, Cambridge: Harvard, 1917, pp. 349-522

Mark Alan Hewitt, Kate Lemos, William Morrison, and Charles D. Warren, "Paterson City Hall 1896," in Carrère & Hastings, Architects, New York: Acanthus, 2006, pp. 185 - 188.

William Nelson and Charles A. Shriner, History of Paterson and Its Environs (The Silk City), New York and Chicago: Lewis, 1920, Vol. I

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

Mary Procter & Bill Matuszeski, Gritty Cities, Philadelphia: Temple, 1978, pp. 3-31, 150-167

L.R. Trumbull, A History of Industrial Paterson, Paterson: C.M. Herrick, 1882

ULI Advisory Services Panel Report, Paterson New Jersey: Strategies for Development of a Transit Village, December 7-12, 2003

A Patersonian's Paterson History Website: http://www.patersonhistory.com

New Jersey Community Development Corp. Website: http://www.njcdc.org

Economic Independence

Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 1791

Nicholas Murray Butler, "Alexander Hamilton: Apropos of the Unveiling of a Statue of Hamilton at Paterson, N.J., Memorial Day, 1907," Putnam's Monthly, Volume II, April - September 1907

R.L. Wilson, The Paterson Colt Book, Palo Alto: Strutz-Levett, 2001

Leonard A. Zax, "A Man, a Plan, a Park," New York Times, Op. Ed., July 1, 2007

Economic Opportunity

Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, New York: Penguin, 2004, ch. 19, "City of the Future," pp. 362-388

Herbert G. Gutman, "The Reality of the Rags-to-Riches 'Myths': The Case of the Paterson, New Jersey, Locomotive, Iron, and Machinery Manufacturers, 1830-1980,"in Herbert G. Gutman, ed., Work, Culture & Society in Industrializing America, pp. 211-233, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1977


Library of Congress, Working in Paterson

William M. Adler, Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001, Part I: Paterson, pp. 19-138

Steve Golin, The Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike, 1913, Philadelphia: Temple, 1992

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


Russell Fries, "European vs. American Engineering: Pierre L'Enfant and the Water Power System of Paterson, New Jersey," Northeast Historical Archaeology, Vol. 4, Nos. 1 and 2: 68-96, 1975

Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers, Inc., Hydraulic Study of the Paterson Raceway System in the Great Falls National Historic District, January 2004

Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers, Inc., City of Paterson Interpretive Plan for the Upper Raceway, Great Falls National Historic District, July 2006

Art and Photography

Roberta Smith Favis, "Painting 'the Red City': Oscar Bluemner's Jersey Silkmills," 17 American Art, pp. 26ff., Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Spring 2003

Martin B. Green, New York, 1913: The Armory Show and the Paterson Strike Pageant, New York: Macmillan, 1988

Ben Shahn, Paterson, 1953, published in Kenneth W. Prescott, The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn, Quadrangle, New York Times Book Co., 1973, p. 20.

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

George A. Tice, Paterson II, New York: Quantuck Lane, 2006

Literature and Poetry

Washington Irving, "On Passaic Falls," The Atlantic, 1806

William Carlos Williams, Christopher MacGowan (editor), Paterson, New York: New Directions, 1995

Allen Ginsberg, "Paterson," in Empty Mirror: Early Poems by Allen Ginsberg, with an introduction by William Carlos Williams, New York: Totem, 1961, at p. 51 ff.

John Updike, In the Beauty of the Lilies, New York: Random House, 1997

Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, New York: Penguin, 2007

Modern Silk Road

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

Richard Kurin, "The Silk Road: Connecting Peoples and Cultures," Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 2002

His Highness the Aga Khan, Speech at the Opening of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 2002

Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director, The Silk Road Project, Inc., Speech at the Opening of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 2002