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: NY/Nicaragua Construction Brigade, . Four 8.5x11 inch handbills, including a two-sided announcement letter explaining the purpose of the fundraiser, a blank pledge sheet, a blank reply form, and a certificate with name filled in to commemorate participation, though the number of points is left blank.
n.p. [1977-?]. 17x22 inch poster, printed in red and black on white background, depicting defiant male and female workers connected to a lie detector machine while a malevolent-looking boss prepares to plug it in. The use of the lie detector for screening employees was one of the points of contention...
Oakland: 1992. leafet printed on one side, 8.5 x 10 inches, mild wear at corners, leaflet prints a headline from 19 August 1992 Oakland Tribune newspaper announcing that Lucky Markets guilty of "widespread sex discrimination", union bug at bottom. The early 1990s were a rough time for Lucky Markets. There...
Chula Vista & Tijuana: Bridge over the border/Puente, 1985. [10p] 8.5x11 inches, texts in English and Spanish bound dos-a-dos, photos, news, resources, very good newsletter in unbound wraps. Newsletter/bulletin for Latino workers on both sides of the border. Articles on the Hollywood-based Film Processing Co,, Superior Industries in Van Nuys...
Chula Vista & Tijuana: Bridge over the border/Puente, 1985. First two issues [10p] each, 8.5x11 inches, texts in English and Spanish bound dos-a-dos, photos, news, resources, very good newsletter in unbound wraps. Newsletter/bulletin for Latino workers on both sides of the border. Articles on the Hollywood-based Film Processing Co,, Superior...
Stanford: Institute of International Relations, Stanford University, 1961. 43p., wraps, small stain on cover penetrating to title page. Issue of the magazine focusing on worldwide protest movements, with selections on the Congo, Cuba, Japan, New Orleans, and the American student movement.
Cambridge, MA: The Newsletter, 1966. 14p., very good in wraps; 8.5x11 inches. The Newsletter was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others. Includes discussion of war crimes in Vietnam, the case of the Fort Hood Three, and more.
[Cambridge, MA]: Bring the Troops Home Now Newsletter, [196-]. 1.5 inch pin advertising the Cambridge-based anti-war newsletter; green and white stripes. The Newsletter, established in 1965, was an early and important anti-war effort by many associated with the Socialist Workers Party and others.
Washington DC: Iranian Student Association of Washington DC, 1970. 8.5x11 inch handbill, mimeographed text one side, faintly creased from folding. "We, the Iranian students, believe that the just struggle of the black people in America shares common cause and destiny with the anti-imperialist struggles of the peoples of the Middle...
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Workers Movement, 1977. 14p, plus special issue on health and safety 17p, all on 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, articles on abortion rights and the Hyde Amendment, the KKK in Buffalo, a history of Puerto Rico, and a number of articles on workers' health and safety.