Up to 1900
- James Burcke (ed), Selected articles from Wilmington, North Carolina newspapers from 1833 through 1843 concerning the building of the Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road, 1833-1843.
- James Renwick contributed an Essay on the Steam Boats of the United States of America, London, undated (after 1834, before 1863).
- Woodcroft Bennet, A sketch of the origin and progress of steam navigation from authentic documents, London 1848.
- ---, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travellers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs, Buffalo 1858.
- Andrew Murray, Ship Building in Steel and Wood, bundled with Steam Boats, by Robert Murray, both Edinburgh (Black), 1863.
- Edward R. Neill, History of the Minnesota Valley, bundled with History of the Sioux Massacre, by Charles Bryant, Minneapolis 1882.
- James Croil wrote a History of Steam Navigation, published in Montreal in 1898, with an especial focus on the commercial relations of Canada and the United States.
Between 1901 and 1910
- Hiram Martin Chittenden, History of early steamboat navigation on the Missouri River : life and adventures of Joseph La Barge, New York (Francis P Harper), 2 volumes, 1903.
- Edwin Bell, Early steamboating on the Minnesota and Red rivers, Minneapolis, 1905.
- Thomas Hughes, History of Steamboating on the Missouri River, 1905.
- Edward White Durant, Lumbering and steamboating on the St. Croix River, Minneapolis, 1905.
- R.A. Fletcher contributed Steam-Ships. The Story of their Development to the Present Day, Philadelphia -- London, 1910; the book was intended as a companion to E. Keble Chatterton, Sailing Ships and their Story, of 1909.
- E. Keble Chatterton preferred to write his own book on the steam ship saga, however: Steam Ships and Their Story, London -- New York -- Toronto -- Sidney (Cassell & Company) 1910.
Between 1911 and 1920
- Phil Edward Chappel, A history of the Missouri River : discovery of the river by the Jesuit explorers; Indian tribes along the river; early navigation and craft used; the rise and fall of steamboating, Kansas City?, 1911?.
- George Byron Merrick, William R. Tibbals, Genesis of Steamboating on Western Rivers, in: Proceedings of the Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1911, p.97-151.
- Frederick Talbot, Steamship Conquest of the World, Philadelphia -- London, 1912.
- Francis Bradler, Some Account of Steam Navigation in New England, Salem MA (Essex Institute) 1920.
- Preston A Barba, Steam-boating on the Ohio and Mississippi Before the Civil War, in: Indiana Magazine of History, Vol XI, Number 2, July 1915, pp.99-127.
- Walter E. Blair, A raft pilot's log; a history of the great rafting industry on the upper Mississippi, 1840-1915, Cleveland 1930.
- William John Petersen, Steamboating on the upper Mississippi, the water way to Iowa : some river history, Iowa (Iowa State Historical Society), 1937.
- Charles E. Brown, Old Man River; upper Mississippi river steamboating day's stories, tales of the old time steamboats and steamboatmen, Madison WA, 1940.