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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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. 1999. [11p], 5.5x8.5 inches, very good first edition booklet of folded sheets in plain white wraps printed with black text. Anonymous anarchist anti-organized education pamphlet. Argues that education is a tool of mind control, and that the public library is a far more effective learning resource than a university.....
Oakland: ASAN, [1990s]. Magazine. 29p., 8.25x10.75 inches, illus., pages slightly toned else very good condition. One man anonymous ultra-left zine published out of Oakland in the '80s and '90s. Influenced by perspectives of the Situationists and Fredy Perlman's Black & Red publications.
New York: [Progressive Labor Party], . 3p., 8.5x14 inches; mimeographed sheets stapled together at corner, mild toning and edgewear. Document issued by five Queens activists, mostly affiliated with SDS or Progressive Labor, protesting the SMC as dominated by Du Bois Club and YSA members, and urging the reader to "resist.....
Santa Cruz: Quiver Distro, 2006. Pamphlet. 34p., stapled wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good zine. Pirated from the 2000 Elephant Editions version, itself a translation of a 1999 Italian pamphlet. "In Albania, just a few years ago, a sudden explosion of popular rage eloquently demonstrated that the State only persists thanks.....
Swarthmore, PA: Albatross, 1961. 10p., staplebound booklet, minor toning and handling. Stapled inside the front cover is a dittoed note that begins, "Dear friends, We have been given your name as a leader of the Southern sit-in movement. Our magazine wants to print letters from sit-in students so that we.....