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A list of key readings about History of Pittsburgh.
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Primary sources

  • Lubove, Roy, ed. Pittsburgh 1976. 294 pp. short excerpts

Secondary sources

  • Baldwin, Leland D. Pittsburgh: The Story of a City University of Pittsburgh Press, 1937 online edition, popular history by leading scholar
  • Bauman, John F. and Edward K. Muller. Before Renaissance: Planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943 University of Pittsburgh Press,(2006). 331 pp. online review
  • Cannadine, David. Mellon: An American Life (2006), major biography of top industrial and financial leader
  • Carson, Carolyn Leonard. Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit: The History of the St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carnegie-Mellon U. Press, 1995. 246 pp.
  • Thomas, Clarke M. Front-Page Pittsburgh: Two Hundred Years of the Post-Gazette. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 332 pp.
  • Couvares, Francis G. The Remaking of Pittsburgh: Class and Culture in an Industrializing City 1877-1919 State University of New York Press, 1984 online edition
  • Crowley, Gregory J. The Politics of Place: Contentious Urban Redevelopment in Pittsburgh. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 207 pp.
  • Devault, Ileen A. Sons and Daughters of Labor: Class and Clerical Work in Turn-of-the-Century Pittsburgh. Cornell U. Press, 1991. 194 pp.
  • Glasco, Laurence A., ed. The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2004. 422 pp.
  • Greenwald, Maurine W. and Anderson, Margo, eds. Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1996. 292 pp.
  • Hays, Samuel P., ed. City at the Point: Essays on the Social History of Pittsburgh. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1989. 473 pp.
  • Heineman, Kenneth J. A Catholic New Deal: Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania State U. Press, 1999. 287 pp. online edition
  • Hinshaw, John. Steel and Steelworkers: Race and Class Struggle in Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh. State U. of New York Press, 2002. 348 pp.
  • Hoerr, John. And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline of American Steel. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1988. 689 pp.
  • Holt, Michael 1850s
  • Ingham, John N. Making Iron and Steel: Independent Mills in Pittsburgh, 1820-1920. Ohio State U. Press, 1991. 297 pp.
  • Kleinberg, S. J. The Shadow of the Mills: Working-Class Families in Pittsburgh, 1870-1907. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1989. 414 pp.
  • Krause, Paul. The Battle for Homestead, 1880-1892: Politics, Culture, and Steel. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. 548 pp.
  • Lopez, Steven Henry. Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement. U. of California Press, 2004. 314 pp.
  • Lorant, Stefan. Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City, (1964), well written, heavily illustrated popular history
  • Lubove, Roy. Twentieth Century Pittsburgh: Government, Business, and Environmental Change (1969)
  • Lubove, Roy. Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh. Vol. 2: The Post-Steel Era. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1996. 413 pp. the major scholarly synthesis
  • David Nasaw, Andrew Carnegie (2006), major biography
  • Pittsburgh Survey 5 vol
  • Rishel, Joseph F. Founding Families of Pittsburgh: The Evolution of a Regional Elite, 1760-1910. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1990. 241 pp.
  • Rose, James D. Duquesne and the Rise of Steel Unionism. U. of Illinois Press, 2001. 284 pp.
  • Ruck, Rob. Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh. U. of Illinois Press, 1987. 238 pp.
  • Seely, Bruce E., ed. Iron and Steel in the Twentieth Century. Facts on File, 1994. 512 pp.
  • Smith, Arthur G. Pittsburgh: Then and Now. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1990. 336 pp.
  • Smith, George David. From Monopoly to Competition: The Transformation of Alcoa, 1888-1986. Cambridge U. Press, 1988. 554 pp.
  • Tarr, Joel A., ed. Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. 312 pp. online review
  • Wade, Richard C. The Urban Frontier: The Rise of Western Cities, 1790-1830. (1959)
  • Wall, Joseph. Andrew Carnegie (1970). 1137 pp.; major biography
  • Warren, Kenneth. Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and the Industrial Transformation of America. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.
  • Weber, Michael P. Don't Call Me Boss: David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh's Renaissance Mayor. U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1988. 440 pp.