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.
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1938. 79p., 5x7.25 inches, wraps, pp. 42-43 have a splatter of small spots. Debaters for the CP were Peter V. Cacchione, James W. Ford and Israel Amter; for the Legion - Edward E. Fuchs, Richard Fuchs and William Davis. The judges found that the American...
New York: American Peace Mobilization, [1940-?]. Six-panel brochure, folded to 3.75x8.5 inches, very good. Introduction to the APM and its program, which coincided with the Soviet shift from anti-fascism to maintenance of "peace" after the Molotov-Ribbentropp pact. Program calls for the US to avoid involvement in the European war. The...
Huntington, IN: Clergy and Laymen Concerned, 1970-1971. Twelve issues of the weekly tabloid format newspaper by religious opponents of the Vietnam War; evenly toned, address labels, otherwise very good. Issues present are Vol. 1, No. 3 (Oct. 16, 1970), 7-11, 14, 25, 44, 46, 47; Vol. 2, no. 5 (Oct. 29 1971).
Huntington, IN: Clergy and Laymen Concerned, 1970-1972. Seventy-eight issues of the weekly tabloid format newspaper by radical religious opponents of the Vietnam War; evenly toned, address labels, otherwise generally very good. Issues present are Vol. 1, No. 1 (Oct. 2, 1970), 3-9, 11-36, 38-42, 44, 46, 47; Vol. 2, nos...
Huntington, IN: Clergy and Laymen Concerned, 1970-1971. Two issues of the weekly tabloid format newspaper by religious opponents of the Vietnam War; evenly toned, address labels, otherwise very good. Issues present are Vol. 1, no. 9 and 14. Articles include the punishment of a Kansas City black preacher for his...
New York: the Quarterly, 1936-1937. Ten issues of the journal, various pagination, generally good condition, some issues with significant edgewear, three with old library stamps on cover. Issues present include vol. 5 nos. 1, 2, 4-9. Contributors include Norman Thomas, Harry W. Laidler, Sidney Hook, Harold Draper, Herbert Zam, Harold...
New York: American Socialist Publications, 1954. First 12 issues of the journal, staplebound magazine format, last issue mildly worn and soiled, most have an ownership signature, a few have minor marginalia, generally very good. Edited by Bert Cochran, Harry Braverman, and George Clarke.
New York: The American Spectator, Corp. 1935. Newspaper. 16p. tabloid newspaper 9.5x12.5 inches fold crease, illustrations, stapled wraps. The original editors and contributors had left the paper by this time and it only had another year left in it. It had become a more mainstream literary magazine by 1935.
New York: The American Spectator, Corp. 1935. Newspaper. 16p. tabloid newspaper 9.5x12.5 inches fold crease, illustrations, stapled wraps. The original editors and contributors had left the paper by this time and it only had another year left in it. It had become a more mainstream literary magazine by 1935. This...
[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. Perforated sprocket edge strips intact. Part of the design doubled at the bottom. In the...
Toronto: the journal, 1975. 23p., staplebound 8x11 inch wraps; mildly toned. Also included is a three-page "Position paper on universal unconditional amnesty" and a single-page cover letter sent out together with the two items. This issue of AMEX marks the defeat of US-backed governments in VIetnam and Cambodia.
Oakland, CA: Frontline, [198-]. Four-panel brochure seeking donations of equipment to support the Nicaraguan News Agency, seeks participants for an upcoming visit to Nicaragua and reproduces the text of a letter from the General Director of the Agency calling it "The Nicaraguan people's weapon against disinformation." 7x8.5 inches, very good...
Stockton, CA: the journal, 1976. 20p., 8.5x11 inches, mildly worn wraps. Includes a seven-page piece by Jamie Barnes justifying political violence (written from his prison cell), a piece on vegetarianism, and more. This publication originally bore the name of the Woodstock Anarchist Party but the party's name no longer appears...
n.p. the zine, 2016. First issue of the zine, [40p.], bound with thread. Personal testimonials by anarchists facing economic issues in what they consider to be more responsible fashion than "sitting under bridges claiming anarchy while supporting the two largest grossing capitalist institutions in this country (alcohol & tobacco)..."