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: The American Spectator, Corp. 1935. Newspaper. 16p. tabloid newspaper 9.5x12.5 inches fold crease, illustrations, stapled wraps. The original editors and contributors had left the paper by this time and it only had another year left in it. It had become a more mainstream literary magazine by 1935. This...
New York: Newsweek Club Bureau; Weekly Publications, 1944. 36p., wraps, 5.25x7.25 inches. Collection of pieces by Mary Anderson, congresswomen Mary T. Norton, CIO president Philip Murray, US Chamber of Commerce head Eric Johnson, and others.
Washington DC: GPO, 1963. Paperback. [xi] 86p., 7.75x10.25 inche, report illustrated with tables and figures, footnotes, photos, very good paperback in glossy white decorative wraps. Published in late 1963 just before Kennedy was assassinated.
[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. Perforated sprocket edge strips intact. Very good. In the Maggs Bros book "4973: Berkeley Protest...
Toronto: the journal, 1973. 39p., staplebound 8x11 inch wraps; mildly toned. This issue of AMEX includes a cover story on the film "Two People," about a deserter; much on the Amnesty Action Conference, and more.
San Francisco: Campaign for Amnesty, 1973. Four-panel brochure, 7x8.5 inches, very good. Article reprinted from Winter Soldier on the case of Armstrong, one of the four bombers who attempted to destroy the Army Math Research Center in Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus on August 24, 1970...
New York: American Report, 1973. 12p., tabloid format on newsprint, paper yellowed. Collection of articles on amnesty for Vietnam War resisters.
Oakland, CA: Frontline, [198-]. Four-panel brochure seeking donations of equipment to support the Nicaraguan News Agency, seeks participants for an upcoming visit to Nicaragua and reproduces the text of a letter from the General Director of the Agency calling it "The Nicaraguan people's weapon against disinformation." 7x8.5 inches, very good...
San Francisco: SRAF, n.d. [7p.], wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches. A SRAF new directions series pamphlet.
Eugene: Mayhap, 2000. [20p.], very good photocopied booklet in staplebound wraps; published as issue 10 of the zine Mayhap.
London: Freedom Press, 1971-73. Seven issues of the magazine, the larger-format continuation of the smaller Anarchy series from the 1960s. Size fluctuates slightly but in the range of 8.5x11 inches, length generally 16-32 pages each. Generally very good, one with old price penned in corner. Issues present are 2, 4...
Oakland: n.pub. 2015. 17p., very good in staplebound wraps. "So here's a short read that some POC anarchists wrote about what we think. Check it, and next time shit pops off, maybe we'll see you out in the streets."
New York: Textile Workers Union of America, Education Department, [195-]. 17p., staplebound wraps, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Quotations relevant to the labor movement... "Blessed are ye that hunger now, for ye shall be fulfilled."
Oakland: Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP), . Four-panel brochure, 8.5x11 inches, outlining US government spying against the KDP. Revised version of an article by Venny Villapando originally published in Ang Katipunan.
Oakland: Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP), 1986. Special issue of the tabloid format newspaper, 11.5x17 inches, horizontal fold, evenly toned. Headlined "Free at last," celebrates the fall of Ferdinand Marcos. The most important radical leftist newspaper of the Filipino community in the US, with extensive coverage of domestic activism as...
Oakland: Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP), 1976. 4p., tabloid newspaper format, evenly toned. Special issue marking the 7th anniversary of the New People's Army, with articles about Philippine guerrillas.
North Hollywood: Leisure Books, 1971. Paperback. 224p., first printing, wraps a bit worn, paper toned, old price sticker on first page else good condition. Foreword by Melvin Belli. Pocket book original on the Angela Davis case.
San Francisco: the newsletter, . 4p., 8.5x14 inch sheets stapled at upper left; horizontal fold crease, receipt date penned under title. Includes a "Declaration of Dignity" for struggling mothers, an editorial responding to Nixon's April 1971 speech against welfare, announcements of local meetings, and more.
Oakland, CA: [International Association of Machinists], [192-?]. 2.5x4 inch card, very good, printed one side. Socialist notables including James P. Cannon spoke at the Hall in the early 1920s.
San Francisco, CA: The End of the World's Fair, 1984. Four-panel brochure made from folded 8.5x11 inch sheet, illustrated with cartoons of costumed punks and freaks. The Fair was a radical cultural festival and parade held in S.F.'s Dolores Park, which included floats on themes such as "Prisoners of daily.....
Philadelphia: 1996. 2.25 inch diameter pin, very good, on a card signed by the designer, Don Howell, Jr., certifying that "This button is from the original run of 250 buttons printed in the city of Philadelphia" for the 1996 campaign for Teamster international officers.
Washington, D.C. National Council for a Permanent F.E.P.C., . 15p., illustrated wraps, very good. Pamphlet supporting S-101 and H.R. 2232, laws intended to make the wartime Fair Employment Practice Committee legislation (prohibiting discrimination against Black and other minority workers) permanent. Lists common objections to the law ("Conflicts and even race.....
San Jose, CA: the Coalition; mfg. by Ho-Sale Ent. [197-]. 1.75-inch diameter pin, black design on red background. Metal back has some rust.
[New Haven, CT]: Anti-mass Collective, 1970. 56p., 4x5 inches, illustrated, first edition booklet in slightly soiled stapled cream wraps, staples rusted with a little migration, good-only copy. Anarchist work, promoting underground collectives.
Montreal: Kersplebedeb, n.d. 19p., stapled wraps. Zine-style photocopied version of a classic Anarchist work, promoting underground collectives.