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: CERGE, 1965. Single long sheet folded to make six-panel brochure, 6.5x10.5 inches, headed "CERGE News." Minor creasing. On legal efforts to defend Progressive Labor Party activist Bill Epton, including a facsimile of Bertrand Russell's letter of support to William McAdoo, Chairman of CERGE. CERGE was also known as...