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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New York: American Comittee for Protection of Foreign Born, 1943. Pamphlet. Reprinted from Lawyers Guild Review, Volume 3 No. 4, July-August, 1943. Single sheet folded to make 4 pages, musty, creased in middle from folding, rear wrap slightly soiled, a reading copy only. On the case of William Schneiderman, whose...
Oakland: Vocations for Social Change, [1973-?]. [16p.], brochure in folded tabloid newspaper format, illus., toned, otherwise very good. "The alternative culture is getting it together! Plug into the Movement! Read this rag!" Compendium of full-page ads for fourteen alternative media sources, such as Off Our Backs, Issues in Radical Therapy...
Santa Barbara: Associated Students and Press Council, UC Santa Barbara, 1976. Newspaper. 12p. folded tabloid newspaper illustrated with b&w photos, mild toning otherwise very good. Report on the strike against BFI and accompanying rally, march and protests. Photos of police actions and marchers. Cesar Chavez article. Jane Fonda article and.....
Syracuse, NY: 1991-94. Seven issues of the radical tabloid put out by students at Syracuse University, printed on high-quality paper, all with horizontal fold. Numbers present are vol. 1 no. 3, vol. 2 nos. 2, 3 and 5, vol. 3 nos. 1-3. Topics range from campus activism to polemics on Marxism and queer liberation.
Syracuse, NY: 1993-94. Three issues of the radical tabloid put out by students at Syracuse University, printed on high-quality paper, all with horizontal fold, number 2 with a crinkled cover. Numbers present are vol. 3 nos. 1-3. Topics range from campus activism to polemics on Marxism and queer liberation.
Toronto: 1976. 23p., tabloid format newspaper, horizontal fold, paper toned, minor wear. Includes a piece on "Mysticism, fascism, and the need for transcendence," Bob Dylan's music as a tool for getting back in touch with men's alienated feminine sides, and a three-page piece on fighting homophobia.
San Louis Obispo, CA: Peace and Freedom Party, 1972. Newspaper. 4p., tabloid newspaper format, horizontal fold crease, toned, especially at spine. Second issue of the newspaper, with articles on the presidential campaign of Benjamin Spock ("Spock Charges Nixon Opportunist"), report on Women's Conference, La Raza on the ballot, Ord fragging...
Alpine, CA: 1993-1994. Three issues of the progressive community newspaper from the San Diego area, vol. 1 nos. 2 and 6, and volume 2 no. 4. Friendly coverage of the Peace and Freedom Party; the editor (Jeff Archer) was a local officer in P&F. Includes articles critical of the invasion...
San Louis Obispo, CA: Peace and Freedom Party, 1972. 4p., tabloid newspaper format, some damp staining at lower right. First issue of the newspaper, with articles on the presidential campaign of Benjamin Spock, the trial of Gary Lawton, the Union of Vietnamese in the United States, and more.
Hartford CT: The Travelers Company, 1986. Paperback. 86p., softbound, 9x5.5 inch paperback printed on alkaline glazed paperstock, chapter heads and captions rubricated throughout, an expensive production in very good condition: sound, clean, unmarked. Laid in is a two-page News Release on Travelers letterhead announcing the release of this very booklet.
New York: Greenwood Reprint Corporation, 1968. Four volumes, in uniform blue cloth. three volumes are 8.5x11 inches, the fourth is 18.5x23 inches. Very good hardcover reprint set of the complete run. Original title of the magazine was The Socialist World. Radical periodicals in the United States, 1890-1960. First series. Socialist...
San Francisco: Institute for the Study of Nonviolence; International Socialists, Socialist Party of San Francisco, Socialists for Independent Politics, War Resisters' League West, Democratic Socialists Organizing Committee, . Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed one side, edgeworn with small closed tears. Also included is a two-paragraph leflet from 1973 also calling...