Look for these books in the Bolton Libraries catalogue Click here or on the internet.
The Hungry Mills by Norman Longmate The story of the Lancashire Cotton Famine, 1861-65
Home-life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh, 1862
The Effects of the Factory System by Allen Clarke, 1895
John O' Gods Sending [aka The Lass at the "Man and Scythe"] by Allan Clarke. A Civil War story.
The First Industrial Society: Lancashire by Chris Aspin, Lancashire, 1750-1850
Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain by Edwin Chadwick, 1842
Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 by Friedrich [or Frederick] Engels
A Report of the Sanatory Condition of the Borough of Bolton, 1848, by John Entwistle
Dr Ballard's Report upon the Sanitary Condition of the Registration District of Bolton, and particular upon its high Infant Mortality, 1871
Will yo' come o' Sunday mornin' by Paul Salveson The Battle for Winter Hill, 1896
Historical Gleanings of Bolton & District by B.T. Barton, 1881
Bygone Lancashire by Ernest Axon, 1892
Mid-Victorian Britain 1851-70 By Geoffrey Best, 1971
Employers and Labour in the English Textile Industries, 1850-1939, Edited by J.A. Jowitt and A.J. McIvor, 1988
A Lancashire Village's Contribution to the Early History of the Cotton Industry, 1570-1812 by Robert Walmsley, 1959. The village is Westhoughton and it is shelved at 677.21 in Westhoughton Library.
The Heaton's of Deane: The Varying Fortunes of a Lancashire Family over 850 Years by Edmund Ronald Heaton, 2000. Refers to both the family and the district of the town called Heaton.
Survival Strategies in Mid-nineteenth century Bolton by Jenny Field
Dobson & Barlow and the Bolton Engineers' Strike of 1887 by Grayson Holden
The Politics of Place: a comparative analysis of electoral politics in four Lancashire cotton textile towns, 1919-1939.
A Bolton Mill Village: The Eagley Story by Denis O'Connor, 2000
A Short History of Hall-i'th'Wood by Derek R. Mills, 1992
Bolton & District in Old Photographs by Chris Driver, 1999
Bolton's Industrial Heritage by Charles Jones, 2000
Bolton Past by Leslie Gent, 1995
Edgworth in the 1920's and 1930's by Arthur Fairhurst, 1997
Leverhulme's Rivington by M. D. Smith, 1998
Little Lever by Betty Connor, 1995
Pauper's Palace by Betty Connor, 1989. It is about Fishpool Workhouse
Robert Heywood of Bolton by William E. Brown 1971
The Cotton Mills of Bolton,1780-1985; A Historical Directory by James H Longworth 1987
The Politics of Water in Mid-Victorian Britain; The experience of Bolton by John Hassan & Peter Taylor
Papers by Peter F Taylor :-
The New paternalism and Labour-Capital relations in the Bolton Cotton Industry c. 1848-1877
Popular Politics and Labour / Capital Relations in Bolton 1825-1850
Handloom weavers and popular politics in Bolton, c 1825-1850
The Turton Local History Society has produced over 34 books which may be of interest. People and places are tied together and, if you are lucky, can add considerable detail to your researches.