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: the newspaper, 1991-1992. Three issues of the tabloid-format newspaper, pages toned, otherwise only light handling wear. All three separately published issues of the publication produced by military resisters to the Persian Gulf war. A final "issue" was published as a section of StormWarning!, no. 23 (July 1992).
San Francisco: Dr. Bombay's, n.d. 8.5x11 inch handbill, some handling wear. "In the Left corner, in the red boxers, Tony Seymour and his band World War 4. Poet, Musician and political commentator par excellance... In the Right Wing, wearing black trunks, Stephen Schwartz, writer for the SF Chronicle, historian of.....
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.....
Hamilton; Toronto: the journal, 1991-2000. Four issues of the autonomist/anti-imperialist journal, very good, 8.5x11 inches. Issues present are 10, 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.....
New York: College Art Association of America, 1985. pp485-500, stapled once at upper left, 9x11.5 inches, illus., very good condition. Includes the article "Adolf Wolff: Poet, Sculptor and Revolutionist, but Mostly Revolutionist" by Paul Avrich and Francis F. Nauman. Wolff was an anarchist sculptor who taught at the Modern School.....
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. Also includes an article on John Cassavetes.
New York: League for Industrial Democracy, [c1967]. Pamphlet. p., stapled wraps, 3.75x9 inches, two titles circled in pencil, rubberstamp and splash stain on rear wrap, else good condition. Mostly consists of a list of pamphlets published by LID. Undated, but most of the listed pamphlets are from 1965 to '67.....
Vancouver, BC: North Shore Youth Council, 1992. Two issues of the publication, the earlier one in magazine format, the latter a tabloid. Evenly toned, otherwise very good. Includes coverage of issues ranging from violence against women to indigenous struggle on the Columbus quincentenary.
Kansas City, Mo: Friends of Democracy, . Pamphlet. Four-panel leaflet folded from a single sheet, edgeworn, year neatly penned at bottom of rear panel. Argues that, after having poisoned the minds of German children, Hitler was seeking to influence children in the US through the German Student Exchange Plan and.....