Progressive Books

The following list contains books related to the unit. They are provided for your further enjoyment and research.


The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

How the Other Half Lives - Jacob Riis

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - Barbara Ehrenreich

Shame of the Cities - Lincoln Steffens

Following the Color Line - Ray Stannard Baker

The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton

Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser

Looking Backward - Edward Bellamy

Ragtime - E. L. Doctorow

Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser

Chew On This - Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson

Don't Eat This Book - Morgon Spurlock

The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us - Michael Moss

In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan

Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About  It- Larry Olmstead


The Alienist - Caleb Carr

The Angel of Darkness - Caleb Carr

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson



Rudeness and Civility: Manners in 19th Cent. Urban Amer. - John F. Kasson

The World of the Worker - 1st 100 pages - James R. Green

Island of Vice - Richard of Zacks


More to come................