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The following book is a good overview of American glass, including good photographic illustrations: 

Spillman, Jane Shadel, and Frantz, Susanne K. Masterpieces of American Glass: The Corning Museum of Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art, Lillian Nassau Ltd. New York: Crown Publishers, 1990.

Another good resource is our Short History of Glass: 

Zerwick, Chloe. A short history of glass. [2. ed.] New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the Corning Museum of Glass, 1990. 112 p.

Websites including brief histories of glass: 

Glass Encyclopedia: http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/Americanglass.html 

Glassline: http://web.archive.org/web/20111024000436/http://www.glassonline.com/infoserv/history.htmll 

For more information, I have attached our bibliographies for the "History of Glass" and "American Glass." From the first, Tait and Klein are excellent surveys that include chapters on American glass. They may be available at your university library, or a local public library. 

If you wish to obtain copies of any of these items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use. 

Please let me know if I can help you with other questions.