Butte America Resources


Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

Montana Historical Society

World Museum of Mining


Atherton, Gertrude. Perch of the Devil. New York: Frederick A. Strokes Company, 1914.

Berger, John and Mohr, Jean. Another Way of Telling. New York: Pantheon, 1981.

Brinig, Myron. Wide Open Town. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1931.

Brinig, Myron. Singermann. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1929.

Calvert, Jerry. The Gibraltar: Socialism and Labor in Butte, Montana. Helena, Montana: Montana Historical Society, 1988.

Clifford, James and Marcus, George. Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Work Projects Administration. Copper Camp: The Lusty Story of Butte, Montana, The Richest Hill on Earth. New York: Hastings House, 1943.

Cosgrove, Denis E. Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape. London: Croom Helm, 1984.

Crawford, Margaret. Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns. London: Verso, 1995.

Cronon, William; Miles, George; Gitlin, Jay; eds. Under an Open Sky: Rethinking America’s Western Past. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.

Emmons, David M. The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Evernden, Neil. The Natural Alien: Humankind and Environment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.

Fingleton, Eamonn. In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Finn, Janet. Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of Struggle: The Women’s Rights Movement in the United States. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Foucault, Michel. Language, Counter-Memory, Practice. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1977.

Foucault, Michel. Power/Knowledge. New York: Pantheon, 1980.

Francaviglia, Frank. Hard Places: Reading the Landscape of America’s Historic Mining Districts. Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 1991.

Geertz, Clifford. Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.

Glasscock, C.B. The War of the Copper Kings: Builders of Butte and Wolves of Wall Street. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1935.

Green, Archie. Calf’s Head & Union Tale: Labor Yarns at Work and Play. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Green, Archie. Songs about Work: Essays in Occupational Culture. Bloomington: Folklore Institute, Indiana University, 1993.

Green, Archie. Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: Laborlore Explorations. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Green, Archie. Only a Miner. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972.

Gutfield, Arnon. Montana’s Agony: Years of War and Hysteria, 1917-1920. Gainesville: University of Florida Social Science Monographs, 1979.

Hayden, Delores. The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Howard, Joseph Kinsey. Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1943.

Hyde, Charles K. Copper for America: The United States Copper Industry from Colonial Times to the 1990s. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1998.

Jackson, J.B. The Necessity for Ruins and Other Essays. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

Jackson, J.B. Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1984.

Leeper, Joseph S. The Changing Urban Landscape of Butte, Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon, 1974.

Limerick, Patricia Nelson. The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West. New York: W.W. Norton, 1987.

Lowitt, Richard. The New Deal and the West. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

Maddin, Robert, ed. The Beginning of the Use of Metals and Alloys. Cambridge: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1988.

Malone, Michael. The Collapse of Western Metals Mining. Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 55, 1986.

Malone, Michael. The Battle for Butte: Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864-1906. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981.

Malone, Michael P., Roeder, Richard B., and Land, William L. Montana: A History of Two Centuries. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1976.

Malone, Patrick and Gordon, Robert. The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Marcosson, Isaac. Anaconda. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

McGaw, Judith A., ed. Early American Technology: Making & Doing Things from the Colonial Era to 1850. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

McNay, John Thomas, Jr. Breaking the Copper Collar: The Sale of the Anaconda Newspapers and the Professionalization of Journalism in Montana. M.A. Thesis, University of Montana, 1991.

Murphy, Clyde. The Glittering Hill. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1944.

Murphy, Mary. Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Nash, June. We Eat the Mines, the Mines Eat Us: Dependency and Exploitation in Bolivian Tin Mines. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

McNelis, Sarah. Copper King at War. Missoula, Montana: University of Montana Press, 1968.

O’Malley, Richard K. Mile High, Mile Deep. Helena, Montana: Century Lithographers, 1986.

Ore, Janet. Labor and the New Deal in Butte, Montana: The International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers’ Strike of 1934. M.A. Thesis, Washington State University, 1987.

Power, Thomas Michael. Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies: The Search for a Value of Place. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1996.

Quivik, Fred. Smoke and Tailings: An Environmental History of Copper Smelting Technologies in Montana, 1880-1930. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1998.

Raymer, Robert G. A History of Copper Mining in Montana. New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1930.

Rickard, T.A. A History of American Mining. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1932.

Ricoeur, Paul. Time and Narrative. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Robbins, William G. Colony and Empire: The Capitalist Transformation of the American West. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1994.

Rosaldo, Renato. Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Rowe, John. The Hard-Rock Men: Cornish Immigrants and the North American Mining Frontier. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1974.

Ryden, K. Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.

Satterthwaite, Thomas Charles. Cornelius Francis Kelley: The Rise of an Industrial Statesman. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University, 1971.

Serrin, Willaim. Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town. New York: Random House, 1992.

Slotkin, Richard. The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890. New York: Atheneum, 1985.

Smith, Norma. The Rise and Fall of the Butte Miners’ Union, 1878-1914. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University, 1961.

Sontag, Susan, ed. A Barthes Reader. New York, 1982.

Toole, K. Ross. Montana: An Uncommon Land. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.

Toole, K. Ross. A History of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company: A Study in the Relationships Between a State and Its People and a Corporation: 1880-1950. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1954.

Toole, K. Ross. Marcus Daly: A Study of Business in Politics. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University, 1948.

Turner, Frederick Jackson. The Frontier in American History. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1920.

Turner, Frederick W. Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit against the Wilderness. New York: Viking Press, 1980.

Wade, Richard C. The Urban Frontier. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959.

White, Richard. The Organic Machine. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.

Wiley, Peter and Gottlieb, Robert. Empires in the Sun: The Rise of the New American West. New York: Putnam, 1982.

Worster, Donald. The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Worster, Donald. Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West. New York: Pantheon, 1985.