Works by William Graham Sumner


A History of American Currency: with chapters on the English bank restriction and Austrian paper money : to which is appended "The bullion report" (New York: H. Holt and Co., 1874)

Lectures on the History of Protection in the United States: delivered before the International Free-Trade Alliance (New York:G. P. Putnam's sons, 1877)

Andrew Jackson as a Public Man (Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1882)

What Social Classes Owe to each other (New York: Harper and Bros. 1883)

Protectionism: the -ism which teaches that waste makes wealth (New York : H. Holt and Company, 1885)

Alexander Hamilton (New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1890)

The Financier & the finances of the American Revolution (2 vols. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1891)

Robert Morris (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co. 1892)

A history of banking in all the leading nations: comprising the United States Great Britain Germany Austro-Hungary France Italy Belgium Spain Switzerland Portugal Roumania Russia Holland: the Scandinavian nations Canada China Japan Ed. the editor of the Journal of commerce and commercial bulletin (4 vols. New York : The Journal of commerce and commercial bulletin, 1896)

Folkways: a study of the sociological importance of usages,manners, customs, mores, and morals (Boston: Ginn and Co., 1906)

The science of society , with Albert G. Keller, (New Haven :Yale University Press, 1927 London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1927).

Collected Essays

Collected Essays in Political and Social Science (New York: Henry Holt and company, 1885)

War, and other essays, ed. with introduction, Albert Galloway Keller (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911)

Earth-hunger and other essays , ed. Albert Galloway Keller (New Haven : Yale university press, 1913)

The Challenge of Facts: and Other Essays ed. Albert Galloway Keller (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1914)

The Forgotten Man, and Other Essays ed. Albert Galloway Keller (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1918)

Selected Essays of William Graham Sumner, edited Albert Galloway Keller ... and Maurice R. Davie (New Haven : Yale University press, 1934)

Sumner today : selected essays of William Graham Sumner, with comments American leaders, ed. Maurice R. Davie (New Haven: Yale University Press London : H Milford, Oxford University press, 1940

The forgotten man's almanac rations of common sense from William Graham Sumner, ed. A. G. Keller (New Haven: Yale University Press London, H. Milford, Oxford University Press,1943)

Social Darwinism: Selected Essays of William Graham Sumner, ed. Stow Persons (Englewood Cliff, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1963).

The conquest of the United States Spain, and other essays ed. Murray Polner (Chicago:Henry Regnery, 1965)

On Liberty, Society, and Politics:The Essential Essays of William Graham Sumner, ed. Robert C. Bannister (Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Press, 1992).

Periodical Publications (not reprinted in above collections)

"The Crisis of the Protestant Episcopal Church," Nation 13 (Oct. 5, 1871): 22-23

"The Causes of the Farmer's Discontent," Nation 16 (June 5, 1873): 381-82

"Professor Walker on bi-Metallism," Nation 26 (Feb.7, 1878): 94-96

"Socialism," Scribner's 16 (1878): 887-93

"Protective Taxes ad Wages," North American Review 136 (1883): 270-76

"The Survival of the Fittest:" Index n.s. 4 (May 29, 1884): 567 (June 19, 1884), 603-04

"Evils of the Tariff System," North American Review 139 (1884): 293-99

"The Indians in 1887," Forum 3 (May 1887): 254-62

"The Proposed Dual Organization of Mankind," Popular Science Monthly 49 (1896): 433-39

"Suicidal Fanaticism in Russia," Popular Science Monthly 60 (1902): 442-47

"The Bequests of the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth," Yale Review 22 (1933 [ written 1901] ), 732-54

"Modern Marriage," Yale Review 13 (1924): 249-75.