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: League for the Revolutionary Party (USA), n.d. 21p., very good in staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches. 1980s reprint of articles from the 1950s by the Vern-Ryan Tendency of the SWP. A Proletarian Revolution pamphlet.
New York: Bolshevik League of the United States, 1980. Single issue of the journal, 16p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Includes a report on the Black United Front congress, a report on two "traitors" on the BL central committee being discovered and purged, and more.
Urbana, IL: n.p., 1971. 8p., folded tabloid, a few spots on front wraps, light toning at spine. An underground newspaper published in the home of the University of Illinois. Cover has a large photo of Vietnamese guerillas with the headline "Happy Anniversary NLF." Articles on a Graduate Assistants' Union, Angela...
San Diego: Borderlands Education Committee, 1989. 39p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, very good. A joint project of New Indicator, We The People, and The Whole Damn Pie Shop. Sections on women's issues, skinheads, Operation Rescue, ecology, and more.
Sheboygan, WI: Enemy Combatant Publications, [201-]. 24p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. Places of publication given in Enemy Combatant productions are fictional. Essays on Charles Fourier by Hakim Bey, Don LaCoss, and others.
New York: Vietnam Peace Parade Committee; Vietnam Moratorium Committee, 1970. 8.5x11 inch handbill, faintly creased from having been folded to fit into an envelope for mailing, otherwise very good. Announces a rally at Battery Park in New York, featuring Paul Krassner, Burning City Theater (a guerrilla street theater troupe), Women...
Berkeley: Unitas, the Interseminary Council and the Campus Ministery Association, 1967. First two issues of the journal, missing the third and last issue; lightly worn staplebound wraps; 73 and 75 pages respectively. Anti-war radical Christian journal, with articles on going to prison for draft refusal, antiwar activism, the Vietnam Tribunal, etc.
New York: NY/Nicaragua Construction Brigade, . Four 8.5x11 inch handbills, including a two-sided announcement letter explaining the purpose of the fundraiser, a blank pledge sheet, a blank reply form, and a certificate with name filled in to commemorate participation, though the number of points is left blank.
n.p. [1977-?]. 17x22 inch poster, printed in red and black on white background, depicting defiant male and female workers connected to a lie detector machine while a malevolent-looking boss prepares to plug it in. The use of the lie detector for screening employees was one of the points of contention.....
[California]: n.p., [1973-?]. 1.25 inch diameter pin, woman with raised fist, black text on yellow background. Very good.
[California]: n.p., [1973-?]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, woman with raised fist, black text on yellow background. Very good.
[California]: n.p., [1973-?]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, woman with raised fist, black text on mustard background. Very good.
n.p. [UFW], n.d. 1.5 inch diameter pin with UFW eagle and purple outline of wine bottle; union bug on edge indicates manufacture in East Bay. Very good.
Hempstead, NY: Larry Fox, [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin with UFW eagle on orange field.
Oakland: 1992. leafet printed on one side, 8.5 x 10 inches, mild wear at corners, leaflet prints a headline from 19 August 1992 Oakland Tribune newspaper announcing that Lucky Markets guilty of "widespread sex discrimination", union bug at bottom. The early 1990s were a rough time for Lucky Markets. There...
Philadelphia: Horn Co., [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, shell motif.
New York: Brick, 1989. unpaginated (approx 60p.), wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, stapled binding, art tipped onto front cover, photocopied original. More or less anarchist mix of art, essays, poetry, reviews, collages, fiction, etc.
Chula Vista & Tijuana: Bridge over the border/Puente, 1985. [10p] 8.5x11 inches, texts in English and Spanish bound dos-a-dos, photos, news, resources, very good newsletter in unbound wraps. Newsletter/bulletin for Latino workers on both sides of the border. Articles on the Hollywood-based Film Processing Co,, Superior Industries in Van Nuys.....
Stanford: Institute of International Relations, Stanford University, 1961. 43p., wraps, small stain on cover penetrating to title page. Issue of the magazine focusing on worldwide protest movements, with selections on the Congo, Cuba, Japan, New Orleans, and the American student movement.
n.p. [196-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, blue and red text on white background, with waving banner of the NLF ("Viet Cong"); minor scratches to plastic.
Cambridge, MA: The Newsletter, 1966. 23p., staplebound wraps; 8.5x11 inches. Very good. The Newsletter was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others.
Cambridge, MA: The Newsletter, 1966. 14p., very good in wraps; 8.5x11 inches. The Newsletter was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others. Includes discussion of war crimes in Vietnam, the case of the Fort Hood Three, and more.
Cambridge, MA: The Newsletter, 1966. 19p., staplebound newsletter, 7x8.5 inches, unevenly toned. The Newsletter was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others.
[Cambridge, MA]: Bring the Troops Home Now Newsletter, [196-]. 1.5 inch pin advertising the Cambridge-based anti-war newsletter; green and white stripes. The Newsletter, established in 1965, was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others.
n.p. n.d. 1.5 inch pin depicting a soldier sitting with his head resting despondently in his hands, blue text above and below. Vietnam War-era.