Henry George’s Works

The following works of Henry George are available via the Robert Schalkenbach Library. Where noted, digital copies of these works are available, and can be downloaded from, the Internet Archive Digital Library.

Progress and Poverty

(Doubleday and McClure Company, 1898)

This classic bestseller in political economy launched a worldwide movement for the abolition of privilege and poverty—by eliminating the root cause, land monopoly. Ever since the publication of Progress and Poverty, advocates of liberty and justice have responded to its clarion call: “To abolish all taxation save that upon land values.

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Progress and Poverty

Abridged by A.W. Madsen with Introduction by Kris Feder

One of the world’s best-selling books on political economy abridged by A.W. Madsen with Introduction by Kris Feder

Progress and Poverty

Abridged and Edited by Bob Drake

One of the world’s best-selling books on political economy edited and abridged for modern readers by Bob Drake. 

Protection or Free Trade

(Doubleday and McClure Company, 1898)

Henry George endeavors to determine whether protection or free trade better accords with the interests of labor, and to bring to a common conclusion on this subject those who really desire to raise wages.

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The Science of Political Economy

Henry George believed that, “[O]f all the sciences, political economy is that which to civilized men of today is of most practical importance.” In his last work, George presents economic principles in a logical, encyclopedic system, encompassing concepts of wealth, ownership, value, money and semantics.

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Protection or Free Trade

Abridged by Francis Campbell Ross Douglas

This classic work abridged by Francis Campbell Ross Douglas.

Social Problems

(Doubleday and McClure Company, 1898)

“The progress of civilization requires that more and more intelligence be devoted to social affairs, and this not the intelligence of the few, but that of the many. We cannot safely leave politics to politicians, or political economy to college professors. The people themselves must think, because the people alone can act.” Many readers consider this collection of essays to be the best introduction to the ideas of Henry George.

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The Science of Political Economy

(Abridged by Lindy Davies)

A highly accessible abridged edition of The Science of Political Economy by Henry George. With an introduction by Harry Pollard and an afterword by Lindy Davies.

The Land Question

First published in 1881 as “The Irish Land Question”

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A Perplexed Philosopher

A brilliant commentary on Herbert Spencer’s various writings on the land question, and his synthetic philosophy.

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Property in Land

A Passage-at-Arms between the Duke of Argyll and Henry George.

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Condition of Labor

(John W. Lovell Company, 1891)

An Open Letter to Pope Leo XIII –1891

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The Standard

Henry George published The Standard, a weekly newspaper that chronicled news and events from a Georgist perspective in New York City between 1887 and 1892.

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Online Speeches and Shorter Works by Henry George

The Causes of Business Depression

(Single Tax Information Bureau)

“There is but one cure for recurring business depression.  There is no other.  That is the single tax …”

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Crime of Poverty

(The Joseph Fels Fund of America)

An address delivered in the Opera House, Burlington, Iowa, April 1, 1885, under the auspices of Burlington Assembly, No. 3135, Knights of Labor, which afterwards distributed fifty thousand copies in tract form.

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Justice the Object — Taxation the Means

(Doubleday Page & Company, 1904)

Address in Metropolitan Hall, San Francisco, February 4, 1890 on way to Australia.  Contained within Our Land and Land Policy.

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Land and Taxation

(Doubleday Page & Company, 1904)

A conversation between David Dudley Field and Henry George, first published in the “North American Review”, July, 1885.  Contained within Our Land and Land Policy.

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The Land for the People

(Land & Liberty, 1937)

Supplement to “Land de Liberty,” August, 1937. Delivered at Toomebridge, in Ireland.

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Moses

(Scottish Single Tax League, 1884)

Delivered in St. Andrews Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

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Ode to Liberty

(Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, n.d.)

The Ode to Liberty was delivered in San Francisco by Henry George as orator of the day, July 4, 1877, and afterwards incorporated into Progress and Poverty under the chapter “The Central Truth”.

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Peace

(Reprinted in The Standard, 1889)

An Address by Henry George at the annual meeting of the Duchess Branch of the Universal Peace Union. Reprinted from The Standard, September 21, 1889.

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Scotland and Scotsmen

(“Land Values” Publication Department, n.d.)

An Address delivered on February 18, 1884 in the City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Single Tax: What it is and Why we Urge it

(Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, 1996)

An article published in The Christian Advocate in 1890 and thereafter reprinted in various magazines in the United States and England

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Utility and Futility of Labor Strikes

(Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, n.d.)

From an article by Henry George, appearing in The Cleveland Recorder, September 5, 1897.

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“Thou Shalt Not Steal”

(Doubleday Page & Company, 1904)

An address at the second public meeting of the Anti-Poverty Society, in the Academy of Music, New York, Sunday evening, May 8, 1887. Contained within Our Land and Land Policy.

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The Study of Political Economy

(Doubleday Page & Company, 1904)

A lecture delivered before the students of the University of California, March 9, 1877.Contained within Our Land and Land Policy.

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“Thy Kingdom Come”

(Doubleday Page & Company, 1904)

A sermon delivered on Sunday, April 28, 1889, in the City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland. Contained within Our Land and Land Policy.

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What We Stand For

(Reprinted in The Standard, October 22, 1887)

A speech delivered at the 25th meeting of the Anti-Poverty Society, in the Academy of Music, New York. Reprinted in The Standard, October 22, 1887.

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Foreign Language Versions of Books, Speeches and Shorter Works by Henry George

Progreso Y Pobreza

(unabridged)

Progress and Poverty – Spanish

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Progreso Y Pobreza

(Bob Drake edit)

Progress and Poverty – Spanish

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Progres Et Pauvrete

Progress and Poverty – French

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Progresso E Poverta

Progress and Poverty – Italian

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Schutz oder Freihandel

Protection or Free Trade – German

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Proteccion o Libre-Cambio

Protection or Free Trade – Spanish

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Problemas Sociales

Social Problems – Spanish

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Socialize Probleme

Social Problems – German

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Un Filosofo Perplejo

The Perplexed Philosopher – Spanish

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Henry George Y La Reconstruction Del Capitalismo

Dr. Robert V. Andelson
Profesor Emerito de Filosfia de la Universidad de Auburn, y Miembro Investigador Distinguido del American Institute for Economical Research
Traduccion Y Prologo Por Fernando Scornik Gerstein

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El Crimen De La Miseria
Por Henry George

Conferencia pronunciada en el Teatro de la Opera, de Burlington, Iowa, el 1.° de abril de 1885, bajo los auspicios de la «Burlington Assembly», núm. 3.135, Caballeros del Trabajo.

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El Impuesto Único Lo que es y por qué lo pedimos por Henry George

Un artículo publicada en “The Christian Advocate” (El Abrogado Cristiano) en 1890.

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Venganos El Tu Reino by Henry George

Venganos El Tu Reino by Henry George.

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