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.
Somerville, MA: Radical America, 1982. Special issue of the journal (Vol. 16, no. 3), 128p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Includes reprints of articles by C.L.R. James, Mari Jo Buhle, Noel Ignatin, Herbert Marcuse, Manning Marable, Martin Glaberman, and many more. Includes material from the publication's years as an SDS journal.
Oakland: Bay Area Bolshevik Tendency, 1992-93. Four issues of the 8.5x11 inch staplebound publication, the first issue (on Gay liberation through socialist revolution) 24 pages, the following three all four-page brochures folded from a single sheet. Unknown whether later issues were published.
New York: VVAW, 1971. 12p. including covers, tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned. Cover image shows Santa dropping bombs on a rice field. The title comes from Aeschylus, "In war, truth is the first casualty." Includes centerfold spread of photos showing veterans' demonstrations around the US.
New York: NBC - National Broadcasting Company, 1937. Hardcover. [48p] 9.25x11.5 inches, illustrated with a montage of photos of programs, stars, newscasters, events etc. first edition in worn pictorial boards cracked and repaired along the backstrip. Includes photos of Amos and Andy and Honeyboy & Sassafras in blackface, Ireene Wicker...
Berkeley, CA: People's Park Legal Defense Fund, . Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed red and black one side only on textured yellow paperstock, text overlaying an image of protesters being arrested at People's Park. Small closed edge tear. Fundraising broadside. "There has been a state of emergency in Berkeley for...
San Francisco, CA: Freedom House, Area-2 Organizing Center, 1964. 8p., 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, very good. Newsletter published by a major group opposing the redevelopment of the Fillmore district, a devastating chapter of SF history that drastically reduced the property-owning African Ammerican community in the city and...
Berkeley, CA: A.J. Lipnosky Memorial Tenants' Union, [ca. 1973]. Single 8.5x11 inch sheet printed both sides, fold creases and some yellowing. Notfound in OCLC. Newsletter for tenants of properties owned by Andy Lipnosky. Lists various problems his tenants have had, urges a strong united front to force repairs, rent deductions...
New York: A. J. Muste Memorial Institute, n.d. [mid-1980s]. 51p., staplebound upright 9x3.8 inch wraps, very good. A. J. Muste Memorial Institute essay series, no. 8. Includes: On wars of liberation / War Resisters' International -- Gandhi on violent struggles / Devi Prasad -- Revolutionary violence: a dialogue on Central...
Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now, 1975. 4p., tabloid format newspaper. Early publication of the organization that still exists, under the slightly different name of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Many short articles on ACORN activities in the Little Rock area.