American Labor & Radicalism
This section includes books (both nonfiction and fiction) as well as ephemera related to labor unions and activism, grassroots political organization in fields such as environmentalism and free speech, and the underground press. Our holdings range from academic historical works and labor-themed novels to original leaflets and pamphlets.
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Oakland: 1992. Leafet printed on one side, 8.5 x 10 inches, mild wear at corners, leaflet prints a headline from 19 August 1992 Oakland Tribune newspaper announcing that Lucky Markets guilty of "widespread sex discrimination", union bug at bottom. The early 1990s were a rough time for Lucky Markets. There.....
Baltimore: Campaign for a Nuclear Free America, 1988. Six-panel brochure, with cover image a parody of a Morton salt advertisement (the girl is carrying a warhead). Receipt date penciled on an interior corner. Asks consumers to boycott Morton salt to protest the company's production of solid rocket boosters for missiles.....
Chula Vista & Tijuana: Bridge over the border/Puente, 1985. [10p] 8.5x11 inches, texts in English and Spanish bound dos-a-dos, photos, news, resources, very good newsletter in unbound wraps. Newsletter/bulletin for Latino workers on both sides of the border. Articles on the Hollywood-based Film Processing Co,, Superior Industries in Van Nuys.....
Cambridge, MA: The Newsletter, 1966. 14p., very good in wraps; 8.5x11 inches. The Newsletter was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others. Includes discussion of war crimes in Vietnam, the case of the Fort Hood Three, and more.
[Cambridge, MA]: Bring the Troops Home Now Newsletter, [196-]. 1.5 inch pin advertising the Cambridge-based anti-war newsletter; green and white stripes. The Newsletter, established in 1965, was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others.
[Berkeley]: [Political Poster Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley], . 14.75x21.75 inch poster silkscreened on the back of conjoined sheets of computer printout paper, as usual for the products of this workshop at Berkeley. Very good. In the Maggs Bros book "4973: Berkeley Protest Posters 1970," this poster is.....
New York: Broadway Local, 1971. Newspaper. 12p., folded tabloid, illus., toned, lightly frayed, tiny chips at spine quarterfold, else good. Implictly lefty Upper West Side Manhattan community newspaper with news on Morningside squatters evictions, tenant groups, local Haitian community, local black activist Jeannette Washington, food coops, events calendar, and a......
Berkeley: Brother, 1972. Newspaper. 16p. folded tabloid newspaper, illustrated with photos, drawings, cartoons, articles, poems, essays, resources, ads etc. light wear and toning otherwise very good on newsprint. Combining radical politics with sexual liberation, including gay liberation.
Berkeley: Brother, 1971. Newspaper. 24p. folded tabloid combining radical politics with sexual liberation, including gay liberation. Horizontal fold, paper toned. On this issue "Stop Playboying" has been added above the Brother logo on the front page. A mix of articles, some reprinted from feminist publications, perhaps the most notable contents.....