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.
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Cambridge: 100 Flowers Bookstore, 1975. Magazine. 16p. includes covers, 8.25x10.25 inches, articles, reviews, photos, news, very good newsletter in pastebound wraps. Bookshop review of books. Cover story on Tillie Olsen's "Yonnondio" Also articles on a meeting of collectives, open marriage and Burt Alpert's "Inversions" NOTE: This is not the Maoist...
Chicago: NUWO, . Four-page tabloid newspaper format publication issued after the founding convention of the NUWO (a front group of the RCP). Horizontal fold, some toning; text in English and Spanish.
Chicago: NUWO, . Four-page tabloid newspaper format publication issued after the founding convention of the NUWO (a front group of the RCP). Horizontal fold, uneven toning, an apparent footprint at the top; text in English and Spanish.
San Francisco: Labor News Pamphlets, 1980. 32p., wraps slightly worn.
Oakland: Bay Area Bolshevik Tendency, 1992. Two issues of the 8.5x11 inch staplebound publication, the first issue (on Gay liberation through socialist revolution) 24 pages, the later issue a four-page brochure folded from a single sheet.
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.
n.p. International Association of Machinists, Airline Division, 1958. 64p. booklet in staplebound wraps, light handling wear, owner's name penned at top edge of front cover.
Philadelphia: Workers Books, . Hardcover appointment calendar with white plastic comb binding, very good. Two to four pages per week, profusely illustrated with black and white photos and text describing domestic and international labor history events, along with paeans to Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Marx, Engels, etc. Issued by a group...
n.p. [Revolutionary Union], n.d. 1.75 inch diameter pin, artwork depicting three workers with banner, very good, metal on reverse still bright.
Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society; National Historic Communal Societies Association, 1998. 12p., wraps, program for the conference, with two photos of the Zoar community in 1890.
n.p. [198-]. 11.5x17.5 inch screenprint poster, depicting a partially lit face peering out of the darkness. Very good. Broduced in the San Francisco Bay Area.
New York: New Century Publishers, 1953. 31p., staplebound pamphlet, very good.
Oakland: Bay Area Post, VALB, 1996. 16p. program, numerous photos, 7x8.5 inches, wraps with the Post's original membership list.
[Pittsburgh]: 99% Spring, 2012. 60p., staplebound pamphlet, 8.5x11 inches, very good. Guide for a nationwide week of training in labor and social activism.
Los Angeles: the presenting organizations, 1979. 223 sheets, printed recto only, 8.5x11 inches, hole punched and inserted into a binder, application form included.
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...
Washington: the Center, 1985. 36p., 8.5x11 inches, illus., half in English, half in French, on the Center's programs in the US and Africa, very good in wraps.
New York: USSF, 1972. Single issue of the 6-page newsletter, tabloid format but on better paper, fold-creased for mailing; also included is a fundraising letter for the USSF co-authored by Angela Davis, Phil Berrigan and George Smith.
New York: USSF, 1972. Single issue of the 6-page newsletter, tabloid format but on better paper, fold-creased for mailing, otherwise very good.
Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now, n.d. Single sheet folded to make six-panel brochure. Early brochure for the organization that still exists, under the slightly different name of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
New York: Action for Peace (Columbia University), 1970. Two issues of the 8.5x11 inch newsletter, 6 and 8 pages, sheets stapled together at upper left corner, one dated May 7 1970 (cover sheet rather toned) and the other undated but issued around the same time, with a depiction of the...
San Francisco: [New World Liberation Front], [1976-?]. 8.5x11 inch sheet with photo of Lassart, red and black text around, very good. Accuses Lassart of being a "prosecutor of the poor; hatchetman for Joseph Freitas; pawn of pig Jeremiah Taylor, ..." etc.; guilty of "perjury - conspiracy - treason." "If humanity...
San Francisco: the zine; printed at Fish Press, 1985. [20p.], 8.5x11 inches, staplebound zine. Agit-prop cut and paste artwork.
Philadelphia: Vail Brothers, [188-]. Stiff card, slightly larger than 4x6.25 inches, with Powderly's portrait (a sepia photograph from the negative) on one side and text about Ideal Tooth Powder and Ideal Quinine and Sulphur Toilet Soap on the other. Plate measures 3.5x5 inches; his moustache about 1.3 inches from left...