If you are beginning your study of the Society of Jesus, or American Catholic history, we have complied a short bibliography to help get you started.
Appleby, R. Scott, Patricia Byrne, and William Portier, eds. Creative Fidelity: American Catholic Intellectual Traditions. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2004.
Bangert, William V. A History of the Society of Jesus. 2nd ed. St. Louis: The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1986.
Barth, Gunther. City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Bellah, Robert N. et al. Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. 2nd ed. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996.
Braude, Ann. Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America. 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Buckley, Michael J. The Catholic University as Promise and Project: Reflections in a Jesuit Idiom. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1998.
Calhoun, Charles W., ed. The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996.
Davis, Cyprian. The History of Black Catholics in the United States. New York: Crossroad, 1990.
Dolan, Jay P. The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992.
Dolan, Jay P. In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Dries, Angelyn. The Missionary Movement in American Catholic History. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1998.
Ellis, John T. American Catholicism. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.
Ellis, John T. American Catholics and the Intellectual Life. Chicago: The Heritage Foundation, 1956.
Ellis, John T., ed. The Catholic Priest in the United States: Historical Investigations. Collegeville, MN: Saint John’s University Press.
Ellis, John T., ed. Documents of American Catholic History. Milwaukee, WS: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1962.
Ellis, John T. The Life of James Cardinal Gibbons: Archbishop of Baltimore, 1834-1921. Milwaukee, WS: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1952.
Fitzgerald, Paul A. The Governance of Jesuit Colleges in the United States: 1920-1970. Notre Dame, IN: The University of Notre Dame Press, 1984.
Gallin, Alice, ed. American Catholic Higher Education: Essential Documents, 1967-1990. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992.
Garraghan, Gilbert J. The Jesuits of the Middle United States. New York: America Press, 1938.
Gleason, Philip. Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Gleason, Philip. Keeping the Faith: American Catholicism Past and Present. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.
Handy, Robert T. A History of Union Theological Seminary in New York. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.
Hennesey, James. American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
Hofstadter, Richard. Social Darwinism in American Thought. Boston: Beacon Press, 1955.
Howells, William D. The Rise of Silas Lapham. 1884. Reprint, with and introduction by John Crowley, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Jenkins, Philip. Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Lane, Belden C. Landscapes of the Sacred: Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality. 2nd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Lucas, Thomas M. Spirit, Style, Story: Essays Honoring John W. Padberg. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 2002.
Marsden, George M. Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism: 1870-1925. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Marsden, George M. Religion and American Culture. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Marsden, George M., and Bradley J. Longfield, ed. The Secularization of the Academy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Marsden, George P. The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
McDannell, Colleen. Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
Moynihan, James J. The Life of Archbishop John Ireland. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953.
Norris, Frank. The Octopus: A Story of California. 1901. Reprint, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956.
O’Connell, Marvin R. John Ireland and the American Catholic Church. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988.
Pelotte, Donald E. John Courtney Murray: Theologian in Conflict. New York: Paulist Press, 1976.
Raboteau, Albert J. A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.
Riis, Jacob A. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. 1890. Reprint, with an introduction by David Leviatin, Boston: Bedford, 1996.
Wacker, Grant. Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.