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Histories of UNITE-HERE and Predecessor Unions

The United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers' International Union (UHCMWIU)

A Selective Scholarly Bibliography


  • Bensman, David. The Practice of Solidarity: American Hat Finishers in the Nineteenth Century. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.
  • Gamel, Faye P. "The Hat Lady: A Career Biography of Carmen Lucia." M.A. Thesis. Georgia State University. 1979.
  • Green, Charles H. The Headwear Workers: A Century of Trade Unionism. New York, N.Y.: United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers' International Union, 1944.
  • Greenwald, Richard A. "Work, Health and Community: Danbury, Connecticut's Struggle with an Industrial Disease." Labor's Heritage 2.3 (1990): 4-21.
  • Herochik, Shelley G. "Yours for the Good Fight: The Effects of Industrial Decline in the Hatting, Textile and Machine Tool Industries in Orange and Paterson, NJ in the 1920s." Diss. Rutgers University. 1986.
  • Janick, Herbert. "From Union Town to Open Shop: The Decline of the United Hatters of Danbury, Connecticut, 1917-1922." Connecticut History 30[i.e., 31] (1990): 1-20.
  • Lewis, Marx. Max Zaritsky at Fifty: The Story of an Aggressive Labor Leadership. Issued by the Max Zaritsky Fiftieth Anniversary Committee (United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers' International Union), 1935.
  • Marx, Lewis. A Half Century of Achievement: The History of Millinery Workers' Union Local 24. New York: Hatters Local 24, 1960.
  • Robinson, Donald B. Spotlight on a Union: The Story of the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers' International Union. New York: Dial Press, 1948.