Below is a select bibliography containing a small sampling of the many scholarly books that the Tenement Museum has found helpful in its research about the history of immigration, the Lower East Side, and New York City.
All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York City, Frederick Binders and David Reimers, Columbia University Press, 1995.
The American Irish: A History, Kevin Kenny, Pearson Education Inc., 2000
Becoming American: An Ethnic History., Thomas J. Archdeacon, Free Press, 1983.
Biography of a Tenement House in New York City: An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street, Andrew Dolkart, University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure In Turn-Of-The-Century New York., Kathy Peiss, Temple University Press, 1985.
Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life, Roger Daniels, Harper Collins, 1990.
Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation., Susan Glenn,Cornell University Press, 1990..
Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to America, Kirby Miller, Oxford University Press, 1985.
Erin's Daughters in Amemica: Irish Immigrant Women in the 19th Century, Hasia Diner.,Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.
Faces Along the Bar: Lore and Order in the Workingman’s Saloon, 1970-1920, Madelon Powers, University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Five Points: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum, Tyler Annbinder
From Colonia to Community: the History of Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1917-1948, Virginia Sanchez Korrol
From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration, Nancy Foner, Yale University Press, 2000
From Sicily to Elizabeth Street: Housing and Social Change among Italian Immigrants, 1880-1930., Donna Gabaccia, State University of New York Press, 1984.