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Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 (April, 1932) by [COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN] - 1932

by [COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN]

Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 (April, 1932) by [COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN] - 1932

Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 (April, 1932)

by [COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN]

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Muskegon, MI: Muskegon Unemployed Council, 1932. Original bifolium issue (22.75cm), printed in black on newsprint; 4pp. Slight toning to paper, else Fine. An unrecorded Michigan newspaper, produced (briefly, we assume) by the Muskegon Unemployed Council. In addition to exposing corruption and mismanagement within Muskegon's municipal government, the paper makes repeated invitations to unemployed workers to join the Communist Party and read the Daily Worker, suggesting the Unemployed Council was, if not an official CP front, then at least heavily infiltrated by CP members and fellow travelers. This issue includes coverage of the Ford Hunger March, in which 5 protesting workers were shot to death by Ford Company guards outside the gates of the River Rouge Plant.

Rare; we find no examples in the trade (July 2015), with one location only in OCLC (Library of Michigan); not found in the North American Union List of Serials (1939 ed).
  • Bookseller Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
  • Book Condition Used
  • Quantity Available 1
  • Publisher Muskegon Unemployed Council
  • Place of Publication Muskegon, MI
  • Date Published 1932
Hand-Painted Banner: Elect Communists! Kristalsky for Mayor

Hand-Painted Banner: "Elect Communists! Kristalsky for Mayor

by [COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN]

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[Hamtramck, MI], [1934]. Hand-painted banner, 8.5cm x 65cm (ca 3-1/4" x 26"). In red and black on a white background. Old stains and tape adhesions; complete and Good. Scarce relic from the 1934 Hamtramck, Michigan mayoral campaign, in which George Kristalsky and a slate of seven communist candidates for City Council were defeated. Hamtramck, a working-class suburb of Detroit, was a center of radical labor activity during the Great Depression.
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