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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Trenton: Africa World Press, 1995. xii, 184p., illustrations, lightly worn wraps.
Stockton, CA: Woodstock Anarchist Party, 1973. Four-panel newsletter, very good, 8.5x11 inches. This issue mostly consists of the "Black Raven declaration of principles (or non-principles)."
Tucson, AZ: J. Gallagher, 1986. One issue of the tabloid format anarchist newspaper, horizontal fold, evenly toned. Vol. 4 No. 1. Includes a centerfold article about the Vatican and fascism.
Chicago: Blazing Star/NAM, 1976. [14p] 8.5x11 inch newsletter, illustrated with drawings and cartoons, features, opinion, ads, resources, lightly-toned on covers, sheets stapled top-left corner. Blazing Star was a lesbian/feminist chapter of the New American Movement established in Chicago. Stories on Gay Rights legislation, Lavender & Red Book review, lesbian mothers.....
Chicago: Blazing Star/NAM, 1978. Newspaper. 12p. folded tabloid newspaper, photos, features, opinion, ads, resources, heavily-toned on cover above the fold otherwise good on newsprint. Blazing Star was a lesbian/feminist chapter of the New American Movement established in Chicago. Above the fold story on Elaine Noble's bid for the Senate. Centerfold.....
Montreal: Center for Information on Latin America, 30 Sept. 1971. 3p., 8.5x11 inch mimeographed sheets stapled at upper left. Reaffirmation of armed struggle in the wake of a defeat at the hands of government forces.
New York: League for the Revolutionary Party (USA), n.d. 21p., very good in staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches. 1980s reprint of articles from the 1950s by the Vern-Ryan Tendency of the SWP. A Proletarian Revolution pamphlet.
New York: Bolshevik League of the United States, 1980. Single issue of the journal, 16p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Includes a report on the Black United Front congress, a report on two "traitors" on the BL central committee being discovered and purged, and more.
Urbana, IL: n.p., 1971. 8p., folded tabloid, a few spots on front wraps, light toning at spine. An underground newspaper published in the home of the University of Illinois. Cover has a large photo of Vietnamese guerillas with the headline "Happy Anniversary NLF." Articles on a Graduate Assistants' Union, Angela...
Sheboygan, WI: Enemy Combatant Publications, [201-]. 24p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. Places of publication given in Enemy Combatant productions are fictional. Essays on Charles Fourier by Hakim Bey, Don LaCoss, and others.
New York: Vietnam Peace Parade Committee; Vietnam Moratorium Committee, 1970. 8.5x11 inch handbill, faintly creased from having been folded to fit into an envelope for mailing, otherwise very good. Announces a rally at Battery Park in New York, featuring Paul Krassner, Burning City Theater (a guerrilla street theater troupe), Women...
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, etc.
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.....
[California]: n.p., [1973-?]. 1.25 inch diameter pin, woman with raised fist, black text on yellow background. Very good.
[California]: n.p., [1973-?]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, woman with raised fist, black text on yellow background. Very good.
[California]: n.p., [1973-?]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, woman with raised fist, black text on mustard background. Very good.
n.p. [UFW], n.d. 1.5 inch diameter pin with UFW eagle and purple outline of wine bottle; union bug on edge indicates manufacture in East Bay. Very good.
Hempstead, NY: Larry Fox, [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin with UFW eagle on orange field.
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...
Philadelphia: Horn Co., [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, shell motif.
n.p. n.d. 1.5 inch diameter pin, metal reverse somewhat oxidized. This chant was used by supporters of the UFW grape boycott, but may also have had other applications.
New York: Brick, 1989. unpaginated (approx 60p.), wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, stapled binding, art tipped onto front cover, photocopied original. More or less anarchist mix of art, essays, poetry, reviews, collages, fiction, etc.
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.....
Stanford: Institute of International Relations, Stanford University, 1961. 43p., wraps, small stain on cover penetrating to title page. Issue of the magazine focusing on worldwide protest movements, with selections on the Congo, Cuba, Japan, New Orleans, and the American student movement.