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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Los Angeles: California State Federation of Labor, 1949. Black and white photograph, 28x10 inches, depicting some 300 people standing in rows outside the auditorium, facing the photographer. Photographer's name, Weaver, written at bottom right on the negative, appearing as white lettering on a gentleman's pants. Margin tear and minor discoloring...
San Francisco: California Tomorrow, 1971. 37p., tabloid newspaper format folded to make 8.5x11 inch brochure; one edge moderately worn, otherwise good. "A plan for the future of California- its land, its cities and its people. A challenge, both to those who now wield power and to those who are critical...
Sacramento: Advisory Commission on the Status of Women, 1969. Paperback. 91p., 8.5x11 inches, appendix of tables, mildly-worn government report in stapled blue printed covers.
n.p. n.pub. [200-]. 59p., wraps; photocopied in zine format reproducing numerous penned corrections. Anonymous anarchist manifesto.
Chicago: October League / The Call, 1974. Single issue of the Marxist-Leninist tabloid-format paper, evenly toned, horizontal fold, otherwise very good.
Chicago: October League / The Call, 1976. Single issue of the Marxist-Leninist tabloid-format paper, evenly toned, horizontal fold, otherwise very good.
Chicago: October League / The Call, 1977. Single issue of the Marxist-Leninist tabloid-format paper, evenly toned, otherwise very good; color illustration on cover of rebellious workers joyfully clamoring for a red flag. Includes the draft program of the Communist Party (M-L).
Washington, DC: Strategy Action Conference Office, . Single 8.5x14 inch sheet, printed both sides, creases from folding for an envelope, rubberstamp of the Longshoremen's union library; images of Bobby Seale shacked to a chair from the iconic courtroom scene in Chicago, and an American soldier with face in hands. Calls...
Cambridge, MA: Cambridge City Council, 1982. 9p., horizontal fold crease, back cover has the penned name of a contact in the Native American Support Group.
n.p. n.pub. 1983. Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, photocopied from typewritten report. A "third-hand report" for Socialist Workers Party members summarizing the points made by Peter Camejo at a meeting after his split with the SWP. Notes that "party members could not attend without risking expulsion." At the end the anonymous.....
Washington: American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations. Industrial Union Department, . 24p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. Publication no. 33. Argues that unions are the main force preventing corporate monopolization.
San Francisco: Campaign for Amnesty, . Four-panel brochure, 7x8.5 inches, very good. Introduction to the SF-based group for the aid of war resisters, composed of members of VVAW, the National Lawyers Guild and other groups.
Chicago: Editorial El Coqui, 1992. 207p., preface, testimonial, foreword, introduction, illustrations, very good third edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. The prisoners include African Americans, Hispanic Americans,Native Americans, European Americans, Japanese nationals etc.
Chicago: Committee to end the Marion Lockdown, 2002. Paperback. 234p., introduction, illustrations, very good fifth edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. The prisoners include African Americans, Hispanic Americans,Native Americans, European Americans, Japanese nationals etc. Each edition contains new information while released prisoners are not included; we are proud to note...
Ottowa: Canadian Labour Congress, 1986. 28p. each in English and French.
Toronto: Canadian Workers Press, 1975. 60p., 8.5x11 inches, staplebound pictorial wraps; ex-library with rubberstamp on cover, interior clean. Includes a heated rebuttal to the CPC(M-L)'s call for unity.
Berkeley: New World Vision Action Committee, 1969. 4p., tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned with some edgewear; cover story on People's Park.
Kingston, Jamaica ; New York, NY: Caribbean Correspondence, 1975. 37p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. Front cover decorated with a Leroy Foster drawing originally done for Gwendolyn Brooks' "Aloneness." Discussion of self management in the Caribbean context, with a brief article on the Lip Occupation reprinted from Point Blank.
n.p. . 8.5x11 inch handbill, very good. From context it appears that it was issued in the Mid-Peninsula area, perhaps around Stanford. On a walk to show solidarity with the Presidio 27, outlining the events that followed the killing of Richard Bunch by a guard in the Army stockade.
[East Bay, CA]: [Robert Rush], [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, clasping hands on yellow field, very good. Produced by California pinmaker Robert Rush, who also produced UFW pins, for sale by Chicano activists.
New York: New York Civil Liberties Union, 1957. 11p., wraps, 4x9 inches. On an anticommunist law passed during the Korean War, due to expire in 1957.
Detroit: UAW Education Dept. 1960. 48p., staplebound pamphlet, light toning along spine, otherwise very good.
[Oakland? CA]: n.pub. [1970?]. Four page shop paper, 8.5x11 inches, mimeographed - poorly, edge wear, stapled in the upper left hand corner. Leftist shop paper for a Caterpillar Tractor factory in the East Bay, with members from three unions involved (IAM, UAW and IBEW). The longest article (page and a....
[Hayward, CA]: Southern Alameda County Econlomic Opportunity Agency, 1969. 8p. newspaper aimed at the low-income residents of southern Alameda County, central horizontal fold.
Buffalo, NY: State University of New York at Buffalo; Sociology Department, 1967. 123p., pictorial cover, mild edgewear and soil. Includes James E. Hansen's "Dialectical critique of empiricism" and Arthur Efron's "Anarchist thought and the theory of meaning-genesis." Other authors include Andre Gunder Frank, Bill J. Harrell, Stephen Crafts and Paul Piccone.