- The Beast, by Benjamin Barr Lindsey. This centennial reprint of the 1910 classic is Lindsey's memoirs on fighting the rampant political corruption in Denver in this era. Includes a new introduction by historian Stephen J. Leonard and a new index.
- Dr. Charles David Spivak, A Jewish Immigrant and the American Tuberculosis Movement, by Jeanne E. Abrams. Abrams, a noted historian of Jewish Colorado, tells the story of a doctor who worked with tuberculosis patients in Denver's Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (JCRS).
- A Chinaman's Chance: The Chinese on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier, by Liping Zhu, explores this one immigrant group's struggles in early-day Colorado.
- The Archaeology of Class War: The Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914, by Karin Larkin and Randall H. McGuire, digs up history on Ludlow and the surrounding area.
- From Redstone to Ludlow: John Cleveland Osgood's Struggle Against the United Mine Workers of America, by F. Darrell Munsell also tells the story of Ludlow, this time through the eyes of a wealthy financial capitalist.
- The Gospel of Progressivism: Moral Reform and Labor War in Colorado, 1900-1930, by R. Todd Laugen also explores the southern Colorado labor war.
- Thomas F. Walsh: Progressive Businessman and Colorado Mining Tycoon, by John C. Stewart explores the story of a man who made millions in mining, befriended President Taft, had a daughter who owned the Hope Diamond, and played an important role in Colorado Progressivism.
We also have a number of other, older books on these topics in our library, including:
- "Remember Ludlow"! from the Colorado Historical Society
- The Great Coalfield War, by George S. McGovern and Leonard F. Guttridge, University Press of Colorado
- Tom Patterson: Colorado Crusader for Change, by Sybil Downing and Robert E. Smith, University Press of Colorado
- Lessons of Leadville, or, Why the Western Federation of Miners Turned Left, from the Colorado Historical Society
Also, be sure and check out the Colorado Historical Society's commemorative book Western Voices, which includes several essays on Progressivism, including a biography of Big Bill Haywood, the history of women's right to vote in Colorado, and the story of how mine laborers contributed to Colorado's having three governors in one day in 1904!