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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Montreal: Kersplebedeb, n.d. 19p., stapled wraps. Zine-style photocopied version of a classic Anarchist work, promoting underground collectives.
Toronto: Anti-Fascist Forum, 1998. 40p., staplebound magazine format, very good. Includes a cover story on radical defense of abortion clinics.
Worcester, MA: Antipode, 1979. Two issues of the journal, 90 pages each, 8.5x11 inches; mild toning, otherwise very good. The themes of the two issues are Human-Environment Relations and The Urban Problematic.
Huntington, WV: Appalachian Movement Press, 1971. Twelve 11x17 inch sheets, plus a cover sheet, featuring artwork by Malcolm Richards reflecting labor organizing and other activism in Appalachia, with calendar elements for each month incorporated into the design. The sheets are folded across the center and laid into one another, not...
Huntington, WV: Appalachian Movement Press, 1972. Wall calendar with black and white photos reflecting labor organizing and other activism; 8.5x11 inches when folded, very good.
Mfg. by Larry Fox, n.d. 1.25 inch pin, blue and white. Manufactured by Larry Fox in New York State. There were major antiwar demonstrations on this date in 1967 and 1970.
San Francisco: Bay Area April 22 Coalition, . 10.5x18 inch poster, design adapted from a Cuban poster depicting falling bombs with the face of Richard Nixon. Small spot of foxing, otherwise very good. Advertises an event with speakers including Dick Gregory, Gloria Fontanez, Dave Dellinger and Le Anh Tu.
Boston, MA: Southern Africa Organizing Committee; Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, . Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed both sides, light wear. Argues that the Rhodesian elections were a face-saving move by Ian Smith's government that failed to share real power with Africans in the country. This leaflet...
n.p. n.pub. [198-?]. Single small sheet, 4.25x4.75 inches, bright red Anarchy symbol in background, overprinted with black text. List of nine yes or no questions, such as "Do you think the police are there to protect your rights?" "If you answered yes to any of the above, then yes, you.....
New York: Daily Worker, [1937?]. Pamphlet. 10p., illustrated wraps with minor edge wear else very good condition, illus., 5x7 inches Promotional pamphlet for the Communist Party's Daily Worker. "Five million Americans are swallowing poison each day. They are swallowing it not through their mouths, but through their eyes. They are...
Phoenix: Arizona Academy, 1981. Paperback. xxxii, 244p., summary of recommendations, list of participants, bibliography, illustrated with figures, maps, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.
Hamilton; Toronto: the journal, 1992-1999. Three issues of the autonomist/anti-imperialist journal, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Issues present are 11, 12 and 17, the latter much thicker and spiralbound. Coverage of the LA riots/uprising, the end of the Red Army Fraction, ETA's resumption of armed struggle, and more.
Berkeley: Committee for the American Revolutionary Movement, [197-]. 12p. tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned, horizontal fold, otherwise very good. Edited by Al Bari and Elizabeth Bloch, with artwork by Skira. Cover story imagines Batman as a wino, having fallen into despondence after disillusionment with the criminal justice system. Includes the...
n.p. n.pub. 1978. [48p.], 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled together at upper left corner; old price label on first page. Articles reprinted from the Chinese press in English, with a new introduction and questions to consider. Associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party, thus showing preference for the Mao-era attitude.
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Two issues of the staplebound magazine, 32 pages each, some foxing and light handling wear. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near, Mimi Farina, Oh Shinnah and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews. Issue number four notes that the journal was...
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Single issue of the staplebound magazine, 32 pages, very good. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews.
Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resource Center, 1992. 24p., wraps, 8.5x11 nches, vertical fold crease. Articles on labor issues across Asia, with some discussion of US labor connections.
Brooklyn: Forward Motion, 1994. 16p., tabloid newspaper format, horizontal fold, paper evenly toned, otherwise very good. Issued as a stand-alone supplement to Forward Motion magazine, founded by the Proletarian Unity League but now the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
n.p. CIWA, n.d. 1.755 inch diameter pin, very good. CIWA was created after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Portland, OR: Eberhardt Press, 2013. Pamphlet. 30p., wraps, very good condition, 5x7.5 inches, dj. Later printing. Originally published as "Ai ferri corti con l'existente, i suoi difensori e i suoi falsi." in Italian.
n.p. Midwest Regional Joint Board - Local Union 1156, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, AFL-CIO, . 8.5x11 inch handbill with a large tennis racket depicted, very good with minor edgewear. Notes that the boycott, which also includes the Arthur Ashe label, "does not imply personal criticism of Arthur Ashe, who is not...
Oakland: ATM, 1975. 17.5x23 inch silkscreened poster, very good. Depicts Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. Announces a forum in Oakland; childcare provided.
Philadelphia: Student Coalition Resisting Enlistment and Militarism, [1997-?]. 23p., staplebound zine, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good.
San Francisco: [John Nyata Pokela Tour], n.d. 17x22 inch poster featuring a crowd of demonstrators with fists raised, small golden outline of the African continent; edgeworn. Issued to promote the national tour of John Nyata Pokela; lengthy sponsorship list at bottom.
Los Angeles: Atzlán Publications, Chicano Studies Center, University of California, 1978. 231p., paperback; very good. Articles on Chicano labor, oral history, and more.