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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Berkeley: Unitas, the Interseminary Council and the Campus Ministery Association, 1967. First two issues of the journal, missing the third and last issue; lightly worn staplebound wraps; 73 and 75 pages respectively. Anti-war radical Christian journal, with articles on going to prison for draft refusal, antiwar activism, the Vietnam Tribunal.....
Berkeley: Unitas, the Interseminary Council and the Campus Ministry Association, 1967. Magazine. 73p., yellow staplebound wraps with some toning at edges, illus., second printing - revised edition, some toning to newsprint pages inside, bit of rust to staples, else very good. Anti-war radical student journal, nominally Christian, with articles on.....
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.....
Baltimore: Campaign for a Nuclear Free America, 1988. Six-panel brochure, with cover image a parody of a Morton salt advertisement (the girl is carrying a warhead). Receipt date penciled on an interior corner. Asks consumers to boycott Morton salt to protest the company's production of solid rocket boosters for missiles.....
San Francisco: Workers Action Movement, . 8.5x14 inch handbill, horizontal fold crease, printed one side, date penned in corner. Progressive Labor Party was the main group active in the Workers Action Movement. Asks the reader to support striking Teamster soft drink bottlers and drivers.
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.....
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.