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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Middleton, WI: Committee Against Racism, 1974. Four issues of the mimeographed newsletter, for April 1, May, June, and July 15, 1974. Address on rear covers, formerly folded and stapled together for mailing, some closed edge tears. Group affiliated with Progressive Labor. Much of its work was campus-centered.
n.p. . 8.5x11 inch handbill, very good. From context it appears that it was issued in the Mid-Peninsula area, perhaps around Stanford. On a walk to show solidarity with the Presidio 27, outlining the events that followed the killing of Richard Bunch by a guard in the Army stockade.
[Oakland? CA]: n.pub. [1970?]. Four page shop paper, 8.5x11 inches, mimeographed - poorly, edge wear, stapled in the upper left hand corner. Leftist shop paper for a Caterpillar Tractor factory in the East Bay, with members from three unions involved (IAM, UAW and IBEW). The longest article (page and a....
Buffalo, NY: State University of New York at Buffalo; Sociology Department, 1967. 123p., pictorial cover, mild edgewear and soil. Includes James E. Hansen's "Dialectical critique of empiricism" and Arthur Efron's "Anarchist thought and the theory of meaning-genesis." Other authors include Andre Gunder Frank, Bill J. Harrell, Stephen Crafts and Paul Piccone.
New York: Institute for Social Service Alternatives, 1978-1988. Nos. 1-22, missing only number 5; generally very good condition, minor wear and handling soil. Nos. 9/10 and 17/18 are double issues. Many issues have special themes. Topics range from radical perspectives on ghetto organizing to a psychotherapist's examination of the impact...
Los Angeles: Southern California Committee for The People's World, 1965. Yellow single-sheet invitation to an anniversary celebration on Feb. 7, 8.5 x 3.5 inches. "Program dedicated to Negro History Week featuring: Earldon Scales - baritone; Clevanson Penn - international dances; Frank Hamilton - folk singer."
[Palo Alto, CA]: Mid-Peninsula Peace Center, 1983. [16p.], wraps, certificate laid in honoring Isobel and Ed Cerney. Program for the celebration, with short biographies of the fifty senior activists being honored. Most were relatively unknown grassroots organizers, though the roster includes Linus Pauling.
San Francisco: USOCA, 1983. Single sheet folded to create a 9x11.5 inch gazette or tabloid-style paper, newsprint. Includes a map of US Troops in the Caribbean, photos from the massacre at Pantasma. Primary story is "Exposé: Reagan's Lies about Granada." Published by the U.S. Out of Central America organization.
Atwater, CA: Peoples Park Collective, 1972. 4p., broadsheet format newspaper, folded into quarters, evenly toned with areas of mild discoloration. Marxist-Leninist paper, evasive about the group actually publishing it. Cover stories are a piece on the "Kangeroo Courts" (sic) in the case of the Soledad brothers, "From pot to politics,"...
Chicago: Solidarity Bookshop c/o IWW, printed by Blake Graphics in Yellow Springs, [197-?]. 11x17 inch poster, pinholes at corners, some toning; depicts how a rewording of the rules placates gullible sheep (for example, "Sheep will be shorn and wool confiscated" is changed to "Citizens have the right to be free.....
New York: Young People's Socialist League. 1958-1959. Four issues of the newspaper, perhaps all published; vol. 1 nos. 1 and 2 and vol. 2 nos. 1 and 2; 4 pages each, tabloid format on toned newsprint. Much coverage of civil rights: Volume one, number 1 has an approximately 19 column...