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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New York: Action for Peace (Columbia University), 1970. Two issues of the 8.5x11 inch newsletter, 6 and 8 pages, sheets stapled together at upper left corner, one dated May 7 1970 (cover sheet rather toned) and the other undated but issued around the same time, with a depiction of the.....
Gary, Indiana; Birmingham, Alabama: Trade Union Action League National Organizing Committee, 1979-1984. Six issues of the newspaper, fold crease, earlier issues on newsprint are toned else generally good condition. Issues present are vol. 1 nos. 1-3, vol. 2 no. 1 and 2, and vol. 5 no. 5.
Philadelphia: Vail Brothers, [188-]. Stiff card, slightly larger than 4x6.25 inches, with Powderly's portrait (a sepia photograph from the negative) on one side and text about Ideal Tooth Powder and Ideal Quinine and Sulphur Toilet Soap on the other. Plate measures 3.5x5 inches; his moustache about 1.3 inches from left.....
Worcester, MA: Elihu Burritt, 1846. pp. 153-176, wraps bound with thread, pages remain uncut at the top; front cover has a faded area, otherwise mild handling wear and foxing. When Burritt, the "Learned Blacksmith," took over The Advocate of Peace, the publication of the American Peace Society, he renamed it.....
New York: American Veterans Committee, Berkeley Chapter #1, 1946-47. 8 issues of the mimeographed 8.5x11 inch newsletter published by the Berkeley chapter of the left-wing veterans' group; all from before the AVC's expulsion of communists in 1948. Issues present are vol. 1 nos. 4-6, 12-15, 17. Three or four pages.....
New York: AFL-CIO, 1995. Cardboard Covers. Double cardstock folder with facing pockets, 11x9 inches folded, one pocket containing an oversize paperbound of 227p with color vignette chapter heads, the opposite pocket holding an 8.5x5.5 inch booklet labelled "1995 Resolutions, Book One", and a flyer (described below). The folder is wrinkled.....
Washington: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1956-61. Six large hardcover volumes containing the first six years of the union's tabloid-format newspaper, though note that vol. 1 begins with issue 5. Generally very good, with some crunching of edges on vol. 1 and a "magazine" section of.....
Greensboro, NC: Youth Organization for Black Unity, 1972. Tabloid format newspaper, 15p., evenly toned, horizontal fold, otherwise very good. Cover story is "Vietnam & Black Liberation", plus articles on Maummer el Quaddafi, South African miners, black organizing in prison, Amilcar Cabral, and more.
Washington DC: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, [1972-1981]. Pamphlet. 27p., stapled wraps, 8.5x9 inches, staples rusted else very good condition. Dated from the union's leadership at the time (Jerry Wurf, International President and William Lucy, International Secretary-Treasurer).
n.p. ninjabikeslut, [201-]. Four-panel brochure, very good. Brief essay arguing for the abolition of gender and destruction of society. "Combinations of gender, race, trans*-ness/cis-ness of gender and myriad of other factors, create subject-positions where it is possible to both oppress and be oppressed..."
Oakland: ASAN, [ca. 1990-2001]. Magazine. Six issues of the 8.5x11 inch staplebound zine, some with handling wear or soil, some rust to staples, decent reading copies. Issues present are numbers 2-7. One man anonymous ultra-left zine published out of Oakland in the '80s and '90s. Influenced by perspectives of the.....
Oakland: ASAN, [1992?]. Magazine. 29p., 8.25x10.75 inches, illus., front wrap unevenly toned. Consists of folded leaves, not stapled or otherwise secured. One man anonymous ultra-left zine published out of Oakland in the '80s and '90s. Influenced by perspectives of the Situationists and Freddy Perlman's Black & Red publications.