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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[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. Very good. In the Maggs Bros book "4973: Berkeley Protest Posters 1970," this poster is...
Richmond Hill, NY: SWP; mfg. by Columbia Advertising, [196-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, black and white, very good.
Brooklyn: the newsletter, 1996. 43p., staplebound in wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches. Phone number penned on back cover, otherwise very good. Articles in this issue include coverage of a garment worker strike, dispute over living wage, potential rebirth of the labor movement, and more.
Berkeley: Brother, 1972. Newspaper. 16p. folded tabloid newspaper, illustrated with photos, drawings, cartoons, articles, poems, essays, resources, ads etc. light wear and toning otherwise very good on newsprint. Combining radical politics with sexual liberation, including gay liberation.
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Workers Movement, 1978. 13p,plus Labor Round-Up, 14p, on 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, articles on affirmative action, the Equal RIghts Amendment, and Coalition for Abortion Rights and against Sterilization Abuse, California's Proposition 13.
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Workers Movement, 1977. 14p, plus special issue on health and safety 17p, all on 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, articles on abortion rights and the Hyde Amendment, the KKK in Buffalo, a history of Puerto Rico, and a number of articles on workers' health and safety.
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Workers Movement, 1978. 15p,plus Labor Round-Up, 10p, on 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, articles on redbaiting, cancer in the nuclear industry, Puerto Rican electrical workers, and a follow-up article on workers' health and safety.
New York: Compass Publications, 1968. 159p., slightly shelf worn wraps. Pocket book format.
Toronto: PSC Publishers, 1983. 47p., 7.5x10 inches, very good in wraps, paper evenly toned. Prisoner letters and other material about incarceration; much of it from or about Native Americans.
Toronto: PSC Publishers, 1985. 47p., 7.5x10 inches, paper toned, otherwise very good in staplebound wraps. Prisoner letters and other material about incarceration and political prisoners; a substantial proportion of it from or about Native Americans.
n.p. Farabundo Marti Communication System, 1985. 11p., staplebound booklet format, very good. English translations of articles for an audience of American supporters.
New York: Buletin IDOM, 1983-1994. Magazine. An almost complete run of the first 131 issues of IDOM, lacking issues 6,14,18 and 117, all 8.5x11 inches in wraps and in very good condition. Issued by expelled members of the Socialist Workers Party in the U.S. The first editor was Frank Lovell...
Aberdeen; Edinburgh: Communist Bulletin Group, 1982-85. Seven issues of the staplebound journal published by ex-members of the International Communist Current. 8x11.5 inches, good to very good condition, earier issues more worn with foxing. Some issues include contributions from the US and other countries.
Boston: Workers League, 1970. Two issues of the tabloid-format newspaper, 12p. each, mild edgewear and toning. Headlines are "Nixon uses racism to split workers" and "Pathet Lao shows the way!" Additional items on "Stalinism and the CP youth," "The method of IS and SDS labor," "French police raid Trotskyist youth...
Washington, DC: Federal Board for Vocational Education, 1919-1920. Bulletins 35 through 54 inclusive, issued October 1919 through June 1920, custom bound in attractive black half-morocco boards lettered gilt, all edges handsomely marbled with marbled endpapers. External letterpress ownership mark of one "R.T. Fisher." Total around 1,100 pages. Fine condition. Each...
n.p. [196-]. Small one-inch diameter pin, red text and flames, IPEU union bug on edge.
Albuquerque: the newspaper, 1967. Four page tabloid format newspaper, paper evenly toned, folded horizontally, otherwise very good. OCLC lists only one holding at the University of New Mexico; unknown whether any later issues were published. Underground newspaper with much coverage of an incident in which students at Albuquerque High School...
Butte, MT: Butte Barbers' Union, [1960s-?]. Undated stiff board, very good, 8.5x11 inches, listing prices for 24 different procedures, the most expensive being haircut and shave for $3.25.
Butte, MT: Butte Barbers' Union, [1960s-?]. Undated stiff board, very good, 8.5x11 inches, listing prices for 24 different procedures, the most expensive being a razor cut for $3.50.
Butte, MT: Butte Beauticians' Union, [1960s-?]. Undated stiff board, very good, 8.5x11 inches, listing prices for 30 different procedures; a shampoo and set is $2.50 and the priciest items is a wig cut and set for $25.
Oakland: the Brotherhood, 1941. 7p., staplebound booklet, bottom of front cover lightly creased.
Berkeley: SLATE, 1958. Single issue of the newsletter, four pages, very good. The first periodical issued by SLATE, the campus activist group that was a precursor to the wild and woolly 1960s at Berkeley. Features news about campus politics and an effort by SLATE to have student bookstores raise their...
Berkeley: SLATE, 1958. Three issues of the newsletter, four pages each, very good. Issues present are vol. 1 nos. 1, 2, and 4. The first periodical issued by SLATE, the campus activist group that was a precursor to the wild and woolly 1960s at Berkeley. In addition to news about...
Madison: Community Action on Latin America, 1976. 12p., 8.5x11 inch newsletter, wraps mildly worn and smudged. This issue mostly on Cuba, with cover story on Fidel Castro at Cuba's first Party congress.
Berkeley, CA: Campus Coalitions for Human Rights and Social Justice, 1995. 14p., very good in wraps. On Propositions 184 and 187.