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, CA: Collective, Communal and Cooperative Network, 1981. Magazine. Single issue of the Bay Area newsletter for intentional communities, 8.5x11 inches, 23p., wraps creased, closed tear in upper margin of all pages. Includes a defense of the San Francisco-based Kerista polyfidelity commune, written by an ex-member; reports on the first.....
San Francisco: the Institute, 1970. 8.5x14 inch sheet printed both sides, address label and postal markings, staple hole where the two sides were folded together. Originally published during the US invasion of Cambodia, the newsletter then came out sporadically to discuss later developments. This undated issue critiques Nixon's cease-fire proposal.....
New York: Benjamin Rush Society, 1949-1950. Three issues of the staplebound journal, 31, 30 and 50 pages respectively, wraps worn, no. 2 somewhat toned and smudged, no. 3 with several small stains on rear wrap, otherwise good. "Devoted to the fullest consideration of basic questions in the field of Psychiatry.....
New York: Benjamin Rush Society, 1949-1950. Two issues of the staplebound journal, 30 and 50 pages respectively, No. 3 with front wrap lightly toned along edges, No. 4 with pp3-10 evenly toned else very good condition. "Devoted to the fullest consideration of basic questions in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology.....
Berkeley: Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory and Research & Design, . Pamphlet. p., wraps secured by folding, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good condition. Program for the conference. Talks included "Anarchy & BDSM," "Atheism vs Rationalism," and "Dialectics, The Situationist International And the Revolutionary Power of The Imagination."
Berkeley: Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory and Research & Design, 2012. Newsletter. p., single page, 5.5x8.5 inches, very creased and handled. Program for the conference. Talks included "Identity as apparatus," "the anarchist provenance of Occupy Oakland," workshops by Apio Ludd and the queer Bay Area based journal, baedan.
Berkeley: Biko Plaza News, 1985. Newspaper. 8p., biweekly newspaper in 11.5x14 inch tabloid newsprint; illus., photos., paper browned, else in very good condition. Cover article on the UC Berkeley ROTC building being burned down by student demonstrators protesting against U.S. militarism.
Berkeley: n.pub. [196-]. Pamphlet. [8p.] staplebound pamphlet, 7.5x8.5 inches, vertical fold crease. According to an article in the Summer 1969 issue of Leviathan, a local movement newspaper, "The Berkeley Liberation program was written by several groups of Bay Area radicals and was first made public at the time of the.....
[Beverly Hills, CA]: the underground newsletter, 1970. Single issue of the underground high school paper, mimeographed in wraps, staplebound, 7x8.5 inches, very good. Cover depict Nixon removing his mask to reveal Hitler. Discussion of school administration and events; text indicates that the group publishing it broke into the high school.....