Healthcare Bibliography — General

Issues, Themes, and Overviews

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The Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes, and to Preserve Peace on the Frontiers. 1834.

A. Jay Adler: "I Am a Man: When American Indians Were Recognized as People Under U.S. Law" in the sad red earth (blog), July 7, 2012.

Richard A. Bartlett: The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier 1776-1890. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Jack Beatty: Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900. NY: Knopf, 2007.

Lyman Beecher, DD: A Plea for the West, a widely distributed denunciation of the Roman Catholic Church, by the president of Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati. Cincinnati: Truman and Smith, 1835.

Philip C. Brooks: Research in Archives: The Use of Unpublished Primary Sources. University of Chicago Press, 1969.
Helpful and sometimes inspiring guidance from a member of the staff at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Hiram Martin Chittenden: The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe. 3 volumes. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902.
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Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London: Grant Richards, 48 Leicester Square, W.C., 1902. Originally published 1858.
At a time when the value of scientific study is questioned by some, there is value to actually reading Origin of the Species for oneself.

Daniel De Leon: The Vatican in Politics: Ultramontanism. New York: New York Labor News Company, 1928. 79 pages. 1947 Preface by Eric Haas. Fourth Printing, 1962.
A collection of articles that give a good overview of the views of the anti-Catholic American Protective Association, which had followers and sympathizers in Colorado.

Humphrey J. Desmond: The A.P.A. Movement: A Sketch. Washington: New Century Press, 1912.

Bernard DeVoto: Across the Wide Missouri. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947. The adventures of Sir William Drummond in the west (1832-1838).

Bernard DeVoto: The Course of Empire. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952.

Bernard DeVoto: The Year of Decision 1846. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943.

Richard Irving Dodge, Lieut. Colonel, U.S.A.: The Plains of the Great West and Their Inhabitants, Being a Description of the Plains, Game, Indians, &c. of the Great North American Desert. With an Introduction by William Blackmore. Illustrated. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 182 Fifth Avenue, 1877.

Mark Douglas: "Life & Death of the Southern God," February 6, 2011

Paul Leicester Ford (ed.): The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Volume IX. 1807-1815. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898.

Henry Gannett: The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Second Edition. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1905.

Adam Gopnik: "Market Man: What did Adam Smith really believe?" The New Yorker October 18, 2010, pp. 82-87. A review of Nicholas Phillipson: Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Walter Havighurst: River to the West: Three Centuries of the Ohio. New York: Putnam, 1970.

John Higham: Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1955.
Nativism affected some of Colorado's healthcare providers and institutions.
Richard Hofstadter: Social Darwinism in American Thought. The American Historical Association, 1944. Beacon Paperback edition, 1955.

Marc Horger: "American Populism and the Persistence of the Paranoid Style," Origins eHistory, April 2011.

Hermann Kinder and Werner Hilgemann: The Anchor Atlas of World History, Volume II: From the French Revolution to the American Bicentennial. Translated by Ernest A. Menze. Garden City, NY: Archor Books, 1978. The maps and commentary make it easier to understand the matters covered.

William Jett Lauck: The Causes of the Panic of 1893. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907.

T.H. Marshall: "Citizenship and Social Class," from Inequality and Society (ed. Jeff Manza and Michael Sauder). New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2009.

Robert Mason: The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reagan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Merrill J. Mattes: The Great Platte River Road: The Covered Wagon Mainline via Fort Kearny to Fort Laramie. Revised edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987.

Keenan Mayo and Peter Newcomb: "How the Web Was Won: An Oral History of the Internet," Vanity Fair, July 2008

Kerby A. Miller: Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Clyde A. Milner II, Carol A. O'Connor, and Martha A. Sandweis (editors): The Oxford History of the American West. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Steven Mintz and Sara McNeil: "Learn About the Gilded Age." Digital History. The selection I quote in Volume One of Colorado's Healthcare Heritage was retrieved February 18, 2013 from

Samuel Eliot Morison: The Oxford History of the American People. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

Randall Parrish: The Great Plains: The Romance of Western American Exploration, Warfare, and Settlement, 1527-1870. Second Edition. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1907.

Bruce C. Paton, MD: Adventuring with Boldness: The Triumph of the Explorers. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, 2006.
"This book is split into two sections, the first telling the stories of the expeditions of Alexander Mackenzie, Zebulon Pike, Lewis and Clark, John Wesley Powell, and more. The second part tells how they dealt with the issues of food, disease, interactions with indigenous people, survival, and leadership, comparing one expedition with another. . . ." (publisher's description).

Linda S. Peavy and Ursula Smith: Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

John Wesley Powell: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Tributaries Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875.

Richard Rhodes: The Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York: Simon & Schuster Touchstone Books, 1988.

Sara Robinson: "Conservative Southern Values Revived: How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America," Salon, July 1, 2012.

Frederick Augustus Ross: Slavery Ordained of God. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.

Anne Seagraves: Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West. Hayden, Idaho: Wesanne Publications, 1994.

Adam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. "By Adam Smith, L.L.D. and F.R.S. of London and Edinburgh: One of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs in Scotland; and Formerly Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow."
The quote from Adam Smith in Colorado's Healthcare Heritage — Volume One: 1800-1899 (pg. 272) is from Wealth of Nations Volume III:

The Wealth of Nations is not light reading, but — because Adam's Smith's name is sometimes invoked to justify things he likely would have condemned — it's still worth the time it takes.
Herbert Spencer: Social Statics, or The Conditions essential to Happiness specified, and the First of them Developed. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 549 and 551 Broadway, 1873. First published in 1851.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (eds.): History of Woman Suffrage. Illustrated with Steel Engravings in Three Volumes. Volume III, 1876-1885. Published by Susan B. Anthony, 17 Madison St., Rochester, N.Y., 1886. Chapter LI: "Colorado" pp. 712-725.

Elizabeth Stokes: "'We're All in This Together' vs. 'You're on Your Own' Government," in Next New Deal: The Blog of the Roosevelt Institute, October 15, 2012.

Nicholas E. Tawa: High-Minded and Low-Down: Music in the Lives of Americans, 1800-1861. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000.

Edward Payson Tenney: The New West as Related to the Christian College. Fifth Edition, Illustrated. Colorado Springs: Printed for the College, 1879. Tenney was the president of Colorado College. Republished in 1880 as Colorado: And Homes in the New West.

Justin Wintle (ed.): Makers of Nineteenth Century Culture 1800-1914. A Biographical Dictionary. London, Boston, Melbourne and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. Valuable despite its numerous small mistakes.

Leni Yahil: The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. An important, monumental overview — an astonishing achievement. See for a biography of Leni Yahil.

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