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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Columbia, MO: C.A.L. Press, 1990. 36p., stapled wraps, 10.5x14.25 inches, fold-creased, pages lightly toned else very good condition on newsprint. Special issue on children and anarchy, with articles on ageism, self-determination for children, child/adult sex (ie pedophilia) and more.
Washington DC: Committee Against Registration and the Draft, 1980-1988. Eight issues of the newsletter, 8.5x11 inches, folded for mailing, otherwise very good. Issues present are Vol. 1 no. 9 and 10 (the latter issue with four blank pages due to printing error), vol. 2 nos. 2-4, 7, and vol. 3.....
San Francisco: the Coalition, 1978. 6p., 8.5x11 inches, very good. Much on organizing around the country to protest the Bakke decision, which challenged affirmative action programs by invalidating the use of racial quotas. The Coalition formed under the primary direction of I Wor Kuen, together with activists from other organizations.....
Berkeley: the newspaper, 1991-1992. Three issues of the tabloid-format newspaper, pages toned, otherwise only light handling wear. All three separately published issues of the publication produced by military resisters to the Persian Gulf war. A final "issue" was published as a section of StormWarning!, no. 23 (July 1992).
San Francisco: Dr. Bombay's, n.d. 8.5x11 inch handbill, some handling wear. "In the Left corner, in the red boxers, Tony Seymour and his band World War 4. Poet, Musician and political commentator par excellance... In the Right Wing, wearing black trunks, Stephen Schwartz, writer for the SF Chronicle, historian of.....
San Francisco: Bay Area April 22 Coalition, . 10.5x18 inch poster, design adapted from a Cuban poster depicting falling bombs with the face of Richard Nixon. Small spot of foxing, otherwise very good. Advertises an event with speakers including Dick Gregory, Gloria Fontanez, Dave Dellinger and Le Anh Tu.
Philadelphia: Printed by Phila. Resistance for Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice, . Two 8.5x11 inch handbills with the same obverse but different reverses, fold-creased. Design based on Ben Shahn's drawing of Ghandi. The reverse of one flyer has a map of Washington DC with plans for blockading the Pentagon;.....
[San Francisco]: n.pub. . 1.75 inch diameter pin, very good. As the Washington Post reported at the time, "In a city full of unique political organizations and sects, one of the most bizarre--the self-described communist White Panther Party--has succeeded in collecting 35,000 signatures to recall Mayor Dianne Feinstein because her.....
Boston, MA: Southern Africa Organizing Committee; Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, . Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed both sides, light wear. Argues that the Rhodesian elections were a face-saving move by Ian Smith's government that failed to share real power with Africans in the country. This leaflet.....