Bibliography of books and web resources being used in the creation of this site:

Also see:
Annotated Bib. Dreiser by Carl Bevard Jr.
Annotated Bib. Business and Labor during the Flourishing of American Literary Naturalism by Alexis Butzner

Texts Available in Print:

A note about "Cambridge Companions:" If you belong to a university library you may have access to the Cambridge Collection's complete catalog online.


Fisher, Philip. "The Life History of Objects: The Naturalist Novel and the City."//Hard Facts: Setting and Form in the American Novel//. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.


Dreiser, Theodore, and Donald Pizer. //Sister Carrie: an Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, and Sources Criticism//. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006. Print

Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. //The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser//. Cambridge University Press, 2004.


Newlin, Keith. //The Oxford handbook of American literary naturalism//. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Print.

New York

Cyrus R. K. Patell and Bryan Waterman. "The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York." Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Resources on the Web:


The Chicago History Museum
The City of Chicago's guide to historical landmarks
David Rumsey HIstorical Map Collection
The University of Chicago Library: Chicago in the 1890s


Dreiser Web Source

New York

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902
Brooklyn Historical Society
Coney Island History
David Rumsey HIstorical Map Collection
East Village History Project
Ellis Island
Five Points Site
Gotham Center
Great Buildings: NYC
Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation
Guides Association of NYC
The History Box
Historic Districts Council
The Lost Museum
Lower East Side History Project
Mid-Manhattan Library Picture Collection Online
Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood
Municipal Archives
Municipal Art Society of New York
Museum of the City of New York
NYC Subway Resources
New York City Walk
New-York Historical Society
New York Public Library
New York Public Library: Moving Uptown (image archive)
New York State Library Digital Archive
New York Tenement Museum
New York Underground
100 Years of NYC History
Place Matters
Theatre Ephemera
Vintage City Maps
Virtual New York

Some of the above websites would not have been found without the help of Bryan Waterman's site.