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Socialism and the Family

by WELLS, H.G.

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Published
1908
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First American Edition
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Boston: The Ball Publishing Co, 1908. First American Edition. Hardcover. The full text of two papers by Wells, "the first was read to the Fabian Society in October, 1906, under the title of "Socialism and the Middle Classes." The second appeared first in the "Independent Review." Together they state pretty completely the attitude of Modern Socialism to family life"… Read more
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New York: Socialistic Labor Party, [ca 1885]. Pamphlet. 22nd Thousand." Pamphlet, removed; 8pp. Partial separation along bound edge; mild chipping to marginal extremities; text slightly toned; complete and Good. Uncommon early SLP pamphlet advocating for the eight-hour workday. Undated, but the earliest SLP congress to be held in Cincinnati (referenced in title) appears to have been the 5th National… Read more
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N.p.: Socialist Labor Party, 1982. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 25pp. Pencil underlining and marginalia; owner's name to front cover ("Massi"), else fine. The Party's constitution as amended at the 1982 National Convention.
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Wasting Human Life

by Simons, A[lgie] M[artin]

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Published
ca. 1915]
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First Edition
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N.p., s.i., n.d. [Chicago: National Office, Socialist Party, ca. 1915]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); original red decorative staplebound wrappers; 96pp.; illus., including photographs. Upper fore-corner bumped, with attendant creasing to corner margin throughout. Text tight and unmarked; Good and sound overall. Study of human misery by a founding member of the Socialist Party of America. EGBERT II, p.… Read more
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Zimba Bgwe: One Man One Vote the Only Solution in Southern Rhodesia

by [ZIMBABWE] NKOMO, Joshua

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n.d. ca 1960-61]
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[Cairo: Dar El-Hana Press, n.d. ca 1960-61]. Pamphlet. Exceedingly scarce and quite fiery pamphlet calling for a complete revision of the Rhodesian constitution, with input from native Africans, to overturn the decades-long system of apartheid under the rule of white settlers. "It is shere [sic] fantasy to assume that we shall tolerate to remain in our present plight to… Read more
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Essentials of Socialism: a Brief Exposition of the Principal Elements of Modern Socialism

by CLAESSENS, August

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Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Rand School Press, 1933. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 16pp. Mild external toning and wear, else Very Good or better. By the prominent New York socialist and long-time instructor at the Rand School of Social Science.
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[Omaha: Klopp & Bartlett, ca 1908]. Hardcover. Sole edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover; 229pp. Sturdy, clean and unmarked; a Very Good copy. Anti-socialist polemic by a proponent of laissez-faire economics: "...any interference with the management of private business on the part of government is a form of despotism and there… Read more
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Capitalism Means War!

by DE LEON, Daniel

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Published
1947
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New York: New York Labor News Company, 1947. Paperback. The selected editorials on war which comprise this pamphlet attack various phases of the subject, but all converge to prove one major premis: Capitalism Means War! Capitalism makes war inevitable and enduring peace impossible" (from introduction). Second Printing. Slim octavo (18.5cm); pictorial wrappers, stapled; 32pp. Trivial wear to extremities, else… Read more
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Socialism Versus Anarchism: An Address

by DE LEON, Daniel

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Published
1962
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New York: New York Labor News Company, 1962. Paperback. Full text of an address given after the assassination of President McKinley. "De Leon shows that the deed had nothing to do with Socialism. Instead, it was attributable to a philosophy inherent in class-ruled society - the belief, natural enough in a less complex society, that an individual act can… Read more
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The Religion of Capital: A Satirical Exposure of Capital's Claims to Sanctity

by LAFARGUE, Paul

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Published
1967
Edition
Ninth Edition
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Brooklyn: New York Labor News, 1967. Ninth Edition. Paperback. One of the most devastating attacks on capitalism ever written. All the more devastating because it ridicules the moral pretenses of the capitalists, exposes their system as a conscienceless order without any kind of justification for its existence" (from introduction). Slim octavo (18.75cm); pictorial card wrappers, stapled; 32pp. Trivial wear… Read more
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Capitalism Is Doomed: Socialism Is the Hope Of Humanity

by PETERSEN, Arnold

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Published
1965
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New York: New York Labor News Company, 1965. Paperback. The pamphlet, which comprises the conclusion of Arnold Petersen's report to the 1952 S.L.P. national convention, includes "Debauching the Working Class," an earlier address by the author" (from introduction). Fourth Printing. Slim octavo (18.25cm); stapled wrappers; 30,[2]pp. A Fine copy.
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The Freeman's Vote

by PETERSEN, Arnold

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Published
1940
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First Edition
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New York: New York Labor News, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. In this essay by the National Secretary of the Socialist Labor Party the political vote is contraposed to the industrial vote of Socialism whereby the worker will attain a degree of democracy hitherto unknown to civilization. It is an earnest plea, supported by cogent argument, for the conditions uder… Read more
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War. Why

by PETERSEN, Arnold

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1962
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New York: New York Labor News Company, 1962. Paperback. An examination of war, its history and social significance, its effect on social progress, and the part played by capitalist needs for markets, incitations of the armament industries, the "merchants of death," such as Zaharoff, the du Ponts, etc" (from introduction). Seventh Printing. Slim octavo (18.5cm); stapled wrappers; 61,[3]pp; illus.… Read more
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Fifteen Questions About Socialism, Answered by Daniel De Leon

by DE LEON, Daniel

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Published
1967
Edition
Fourteenth Edition
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New York: New York Labor News, 1967. Fourteenth Edition. Paperback. A Roman Catholic newspaper posed 15 questions intended to knock the props from under Socialism. De Leon's replies prove that Socialism is built, not upon props, but upon the bedrock of science. Each answer by De Leon is a brilliant exposition of Socialism's operation. And, by contrast, each answer… Read more
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Socialism Answers Anti-Semitism

by HASS, Eric

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Published
1960
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New York: New York Labor News Company, 1960. Paperback. Pamphlet which "not only spreads before us one of the saddest and most shameful chapters in the history of what we are pleased to call civilization, but proves incontrovertibly that the solution to this problem lies in abolishing the capitalist system of class rule, with its exploitation, competition and brute… Read more
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Capitalism vs. Socialism

by DE LEON, Daniel

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Published
1969
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New York: New York Labor News, 1969. Paperback. The text of a debate between Daniel De Leon and William H. Berry, ex-State Treasurer of Pennsylvania and a capitalist. De Leon discusses the trust and anti-trust laws, the trust as an efficient tool of production and its transformation to social use in Socialist society" (from introduction). Seventh Printing. Slim octavo… Read more
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NAM: The Political Perspective

by [NEW AMERICAN MOVEMENT] [DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM]

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(1978)
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Chicago: New American Movement, (1978). Eighth "printing" (revised). 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed thick paper wrappers; 24pp. Faint crease at upper corner, else Near Fine. Revised version of NAM's political position statement, originally adopted in 1972. Includes policy positions on Racism, Sexism, Gay Sexuality and Oppression, Internationalism, etc; along with theoretical statements on the nature of the working class and… Read more
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With Force And Violence

by [WORKERS' DEFENSE UNION] LEGERE, Ben

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N.d. [ca 1918]
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[New York: Workers Defense Union], N.d. [ca 1918]. Ephemera. Octavo bifolium handbill on newsprint; 4pp. Horizontal folds; paper age-toned; complete and Very Good. Handbill recruiting donations of moeny or labor to the Workers' Defense Union, a legal defense organization founded by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and others in 1918 to protect the rights of labor activists and political radicals. The… Read more
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Wayland's Undelivered Address and Ben WIlson's Funeral Oration

by WAYLAND, John

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Published
1913
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First Edition
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Girard, KS: Appeal to Reason, 1913. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed paper wrappers; 29pp. Clean, tight and unmarked in the original wrappers; Near Fine. Final writings of the millionaire socialist of Girard, Kansas, founder of the Appeal to Reason, published shortly after his suicide in 1912. Includes a brief account of the funeral and a transcript of… Read more
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Wayland's Undelivered Address and Ben WIlson's Funeral Oration

by WAYLAND, John

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Published
1913
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First Edition
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Girard, KS: Appeal to Reason, 1913. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed paper wrappers; 29pp. Textually clean and unmarked, but faint damp-stain to front and rear wrapper margins; Very Good. Final writings of the millionaire socialist of Girard, Kansas, founder of the Appeal to Reason, published shortly after his suicide in 1912. Includes a brief account of the… Read more
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