Some of my favorite industry books and some that have helped me immensely.
Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer. If you want to understand British folkways in America, this is a good place to start. I love this book.
Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England. by Judith Flanders. A great book to get a glimpse of what it was like to live in the Victorian era.
Here are some of my favorite blogs:
Peter's Blog: Dutch Ancestors: Dutch Family History