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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Cambridge, MA: Bach Mai Hospital Emergency Relief Fund, [197-]. 4p., 8.5x11 inches, illustrated brochure seeking funds for the hospital. In 1972, the Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi was destroyed by US bombs, leading to a movement by anti-war activists to help rebuild it.
San Francisco: Black Swan / Avalanche Films, 1985. Six-panel brochure, several small black and white photos, very good. Seeks funds to produce the film about the months of preparations and coalition-building that went into the large demonstration. The Mobilization was supported by the Bay Area Labor Councils, area churches, as...
New York: National Education Department, Communist Party, [1948-?]. 23p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, faint vertical crease. Discussion points defending the East German government and the USSR.
Nyack, NY: Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East [CONAME], 1974. 35p., very good in staplebound wraps. Three versions, in varying formats, all published in the same year, reprinted from "Search for Peace in the Middle East," an AFSC publication from 1970.
[San Francisco?]: n. pub. . 8.5x11 inch printed sheet with quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a list of participants, including Angela Davis, Decca Truehaft (Jessica Mitford), Nina Serrano, Teatro Latino and many others.
Berkeley, CA: Collective Directory Group, 1980. Pamphlet. iv, 60p., wraps, folded map of collective locations in the Bay Area laid in rear pocket (listing these by numeric, categoric, and alphabetic). Includes an essay with current and historical information on each collective. Includes two short chapters on food related collectives -...
New York: Benjamin Rush Society, 1949-1950. Three issues of the staplebound journal, 31, 30 and 50 pages respectively, no. 2 somewhat toned and smudged, otherwise good. "Devoted to the fullest consideration of basic questions in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology and Social Work, in the light of scientific materialism." Affiliated with the Communist Party.
Berkeley: the tabloid, 1968. 24p., tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned, otherwise very good. Updates on student protest at UC Berkeley, Trashman comix, a melange of Berkeley sixties culture. Cover art depicts nude woman chained to a wheel.
[Beverly Hills, CA]: the underground newsletter, 1970. Single issue of the underground high school paper, mimeographed in wraps, staplebound, 7x8.5 inches, very good. Cover depict Nixon removing his mask to reveal Hitler. Discussion of school administration and events; text indicates that the group publishing it broke into the high school...
Detroit: Alternatives, 1976. 27p., wraps toned, soiled, and stained. Rubberstamp of Committee for Political and Human Development on back cover.
New York: The Fund for the Republic, 1955. xiii, 474p., massive 11x8.5 inch blue boards with spots and other damage at top of spine and outside of hinges, insect damage to flyleaf. Herbert Aptheker's copy, with a page of handwritten bibliographical notes at the end and a review of the...
New York: The Fund for the Republic, 1955. Hardcover. xiii, 474p., 8.5x11.25 inches, very good condition.
[Berkeley]: [Political Poster Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley], . 11x14.75 inch poster silkscreened on the back of a sheet of computer printout paper. Perforated sprocket edge strips intact. Very good. Portrait of Spiro Agnew with text. In the Maggs Bros book "4973: Berkeley Protest Posters 1970," this poster...
Los Angeles: Morning Freiheit, n.d. Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed one side, light edgewear.
Menlo Park, CA: Portola Institute, 1971. 47p., 10.75x14.5 inches, newsprint toned, minor wear. Periodical for those interested in alternative education for both kids and adults, with reviews about recommended books, ads for educational products, and for other home-made stuff like woodburning stoves for the alternate classroom.
Berkeley: Biko Plaza News, 1985. Ten issues of the newsletter published by campus anti-apartheid activists at UC Berkeley. Format varied dramatically; most are 5.5x8.5 or 7x8.5 inch 4-panel brochures, but the issues of volume 2 are in tabloid newspaper format. Produced by cut-and-paste photocopying, with some errors in numbering. Generally...
Vancouver: n.pub. . 8.5x11 inch brochure, horizontal fold, otherwise very good. Opposes the bill as a threat to unions and the right to strike.
Vancouver: Communist Party of Canada, BC Provincial Committee, . Four-panel brochure, 6x9.5 inches, very good.
Buffalo, NY: [Democratic Party, Erie County], . Single sheet folded to make 4-panel brochure, approx. 5x7 inches, with cartoon by George Diestel on cover. Date 1935 penned at edge of cover. Not found in OCLC. Accuses Republican Assembly campaign of being in the pocket of the utility companies. Cartoon depicts...
New York: Spartacist Publishing Company, 1990. 16p., 8.25x11 inches, wraps, very good. Later printing of 1983 original. Black history and the class struggle 1.
Oakland: Black Panther Party, 1970. Newspaper. 19p. illus. tabloid with Emory Douglas poster on back, toned, worn along the horizontal fold, tear at top of front cover, marginal closed tears, minor wrinkling from damp. Front cover - Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention. Howard University, Washington D.C., November 27, 28 & 29...
Oakland: Black Panther Party, 1969. 24p. illus. tabloid, paper toned with horizontal fold, some staining and spotting of front cover. Cover story is on then-Governor Reagan's attack on Sacramento Panther headquarters. Includes a substantial piece on Wesley Robert Wells.
Trenton: Africa World Press, 1995. xii, 184p., illustrations, lightly worn wraps.
Stockton, CA: Woodstock Anarchist Party, 1973. Four-panel newsletter, very good, 8.5x11 inches. This issue mostly consists of the "Black Raven declaration of principles (or non-principles)."
Tucson, AZ: J. Gallagher, 1986. One issue of the tabloid format anarchist newspaper, horizontal fold, evenly toned. Vol. 4 No. 1. Includes a centerfold article about the Vatican and fascism.