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.
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.
Berkeley: Brother, 1972. Newspaper. 16p. folded tabloid newspaper, illustrated with photos, drawings, cartoons, articles, poems, essays, resources, ads etc. light wear and toning otherwise very good on newsprint. Combining radical politics with sexual liberation, including gay liberation.
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Workers Movement, 1977. 14p, plus special issue on health and safety 17p, all on 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left, articles on abortion rights and the Hyde Amendment, the KKK in Buffalo, a history of Puerto Rico, and a number of articles on workers' health and safety.
New York: Buletin IDOM, 1983-1994. Magazine. An almost complete run of the first 131 issues of IDOM, lacking issues 6,14,18 and 117, all 8.5x11 inches in wraps and in very good condition. Issued by expelled members of the Socialist Workers Party in the U.S. The first editor was Frank Lovell...
Aberdeen; Edinburgh: Communist Bulletin Group, 1982-85. Seven issues of the staplebound journal published by ex-members of the International Communist Current. 8x11.5 inches, good to very good condition, earier issues more worn with foxing. Some issues include contributions from the US and other countries.
Boston: Workers League, 1970. Two issues of the tabloid-format newspaper, 12p. each, mild edgewear and toning. Headlines are "Nixon uses racism to split workers" and "Pathet Lao shows the way!" Additional items on "Stalinism and the CP youth," "The method of IS and SDS labor," "French police raid Trotskyist youth...
Washington, DC: Federal Board for Vocational Education, 1919-1920. Bulletins 35 through 54 inclusive, issued October 1919 through June 1920, custom bound in attractive black half-morocco boards lettered gilt, all edges handsomely marbled with marbled endpapers. External letterpress ownership mark of one "R.T. Fisher." Total around 1,100 pages. Fine condition. Each...
Albuquerque: the newspaper, 1967. Four page tabloid format newspaper, paper evenly toned, folded horizontally, otherwise very good. OCLC lists only one holding at the University of New Mexico; unknown whether any later issues were published. Underground newspaper with much coverage of an incident in which students at Albuquerque High School...
Berkeley: SLATE, 1958. Single issue of the newsletter, four pages, very good. The first periodical issued by SLATE, the campus activist group that was a precursor to the wild and woolly 1960s at Berkeley. Features news about campus politics and an effort by SLATE to have student bookstores raise their...