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.
Buffalo, NY: State University of New York at Buffalo; Sociology Department, 1967. 123p., pictorial cover, mild edgewear and soil. Includes James E. Hansen's "Dialectical critique of empiricism" and Arthur Efron's "Anarchist thought and the theory of meaning-genesis." Other authors include Andre Gunder Frank, Bill J. Harrell, Stephen Crafts and Paul Piccone.
New York: Institute for Social Service Alternatives, 1978-1988. Nos. 1-22, missing only number 5; generally very good condition, minor wear and handling soil. Nos. 9/10 and 17/18 are double issues. Many issues have special themes. Topics range from radical perspectives on ghetto organizing to a psychotherapist's examination of the impact...
Los Angeles: Southern California Committee for The People's World, 1965. Yellow single-sheet invitation to an anniversary celebration on Feb. 7, 8.5 x 3.5 inches. "Program dedicated to Negro History Week featuring: Earldon Scales - baritone; Clevanson Penn - international dances; Frank Hamilton - folk singer."
[Palo Alto, CA]: Mid-Peninsula Peace Center, 1983. [16p.], wraps, certificate laid in honoring Isobel and Ed Cerney. Program for the celebration, with short biographies of the fifty senior activists being honored. Most were relatively unknown grassroots organizers, though the roster includes Linus Pauling.
Atwater, CA: Peoples Park Collective, 1972. 4p., broadsheet format newspaper, folded into quarters, evenly toned with areas of mild discoloration. Marxist-Leninist paper, evasive about the group actually publishing it. Cover stories are a piece on the "Kangeroo Courts" (sic) in the case of the Soledad brothers, "From pot to politics,"...
New York: Young People's Socialist League. 1958-1959. Four issues of the newspaper, perhaps all published; vol. 1 nos. 1 and 2 and vol. 2 nos. 1 and 2; 4 pages each, tabloid format on toned newsprint. Much coverage of civil rights: Volume one, number 1 has an approximately 19 column...
New York: Challenge Publishing Association, 1938. 4p., tabloid format newspaper, paper toned with mild edgewear, generally good. Articles include critique of the Communist-dominated furriers union, a piece on successes in the textile industry, accusations against "Stalinist" painter's unionists, local update on anarchist activities in Los Angeles, much critique of Hitler...