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Christmas Story
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Christmas Story

By MENCKEN, H. L.; Bill Crawford, Illust

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (17.5cm); blue publisher's cloth w/ tipped-on color illust., stamped in gilt on spine, in color pictorial dustwrapper; 31pp. Minor soiling and dampstains to boards and interior; mild handling wear; toning to dustwrapper extremities and spine, chipping at crown/heel of spine, short tear near front top leading corner. Very Good. Famed journalist and critic H.L. Mencken originally wrote this humorous holiday tale for The New Yorker in 1944, in which a philanthropist, outraged at the humiliating treatment endured by the city's poor (especially at the hands of missions like the Salvation Army), attempts to throw a bash for the bums of Baltimore that breaks the mold... With color illustrated pastedowns and b/w text-illustrations throughout.

$50.00

Federal Manpower Policies and Programs to Combat Unemployment
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Federal Manpower Policies and Programs to Combat Unemployment

By LEVITAN, Sar A.

Kalamazoo: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1964. First Edition. Pamphlet. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed card wrappers; 41pp. Fine, unworn copy. List of publications laid in.

$25.00

Abolish Involuntary Poverty: A National Program
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Abolish Involuntary Poverty: A National Program

By [SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY WORKSHOP]

San Francisco: Solutions to Poverty Workshop, 1991. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto. Staple-bound pamphlet; photostatically reproduced from typescript; 42pp. Fine, unmarked copy. Report of a workshop held at the 509 Cultural Center, San Francisco, April 1990 to May 1991.

$40.00

[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington
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[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] WORKS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

Detroit, [1937]. Coin collection can to raise funds for the Job March on Washington held in 1937 and organized by the Workers Alliance after cuts were made to the WPA budget. Only 2500 marchers made it to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, this empty can (numbered in manuscript "no. 113") apparently not seeing any use. Additionally, because of the ill timing of the event (late August, 1937), the marchers found Congress "in the throes of adjournment fever and in no mood to consider unemployment and relief problems" (The Pittsburgh Press, August 22, 1937). Indeed, news articles from a couple months later look back on the job march as something of a non-event. Place of publication based on union slug. Tin can (13cm tall, 8 cm. in circumference), mounted buff paper label printed in orange, coin slot cut into top lid. Paper a bit toned and dust-soiled, else Very Good or better.

$250.00

Out of a Job
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Out of a Job

By [SOCIALISM] WEITZ, Louis

New York: Louis Weitz, [1915]. First Edition. Paperback. Small octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's tan pictorial card wrappers; 59pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Wrapper extremities a bit chipped and toned, spine lettering partly effaced, else Near Very Good, internally near fine. "Peoples Educational Society" - upper cover. Socialist study of unemployment. A copy would be sent to Jack London in Honolulu, prompting him to write to Weitz: "I think it is a good, clean, straight-from-the-shoulder presentation of the situation for the jobless ones. My congratulations" (see "The Letters of Jack London, 1913-1916" (1988), p. 1543). Quite uncommon with only five physical copies in OCLC as of September, 2018, at Cornell, Library of Congress, U. Kansas, Harvard, and U. Wisconsin. Not in Egbert.

$75.00

The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South: Chattanooga
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The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South: Chattanooga

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL

[Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1962]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue staplebound card wrappers; 16pp. Fine condition. "The second of a series of Employment Studies in Southern Cities."

$40.00

The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South: Houston
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The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South: Houston

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL

[Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1961]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's grey staplebound card wrappers; 22pp. Fine condition. "The first of a series of Employment Studies in Southern Cities."

$40.00

Demonstrate April 26 - Washington, DC - Kennedy Stadium 1 PM
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Demonstrate April 26 - Washington, DC - Kennedy Stadium 1 PM

By [CHICAGO MOBILIZATION FOR MARCH ON WASHINGTON]

Chicago: Chicago Mobilization for March on Washington, N.d. [1975?]. Ephemera. Broadside (bulletin-board flyer), 11" x 8-1/2". Mimeographed; printed recto-only on standard white bond. Near Fine. Protest flyer, announcing a March on Washington DC to protest unemployment, inflation, military spending, and welfare roll-backs. With reservation blank (unused) at bottom margin.

$30.00

The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South: Atlanta. The third of a series of Employment Studies in Southern Cities
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The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South: Atlanta. The third of a series of Employment Studies in Southern Cities

By SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL

[Atlanta: Greater Atlanta Council on Human Relations, 1962]. First Edition. Paperback. First Printing. Octavo (22.75cm.); publisher's tan decorative staplebound wrappers; 21pp. Fine condition.

$40.00

A Cure for Unemployment
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A Cure for Unemployment

By O'FLAHERTY, Liam

New York: Julian Press, [1931]. First American Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); publisher's salmon staple-bound wrappers; 14pp.; illus. Just a hint of wear, else Near Fine. An uncommon O'Flaherty work, originally published in London under the anarchist publisher Charles Lahr's "Blue Moon" imprint. A Swiftian satire on the Conservative Party's economic approach to the Depression, proposing "...to substitute an [unemployed] human being as pet for every dog which is the property of a person with an income of over a thousand pounds a year..." Proceeds from the sale of the pamphlet went to relief for unemployed workers.

$200.00

The Fight for Social Security
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The Fight for Social Security

By RAYNAUD, Henri

London: W.F.T.U. Publications, [1952]. First U.K. Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 42pp. Light external soil and wear; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good.

$25.00

Hobo Press / The Bowery News. The Voice of Society's Basement. No. 63 (July 1959)

By Baronian, Harry (ed)

New York: The Bowery News Co, 1959. First Edition. Tabloid, ca 17-1/2" x 12"; 12pp. Horizontal fold (as issued); printed on blue paper; bit of sun-fading at folded edge, else a rather fresh, well-preserved copy, VG or better. Contributions from "Buffalo Chuck," "Hobo Buck and Margie," "Old Timer J.N.," and others. Noteworthy article by Virginia Murray on the history of Chicago's Hoovervilles. Uncommon, especially in this condition.

$100.00

Unemployment and the Mechanical Man [drop title]
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Unemployment and the Mechanical Man [drop title]

By MAURER, James H.

[Boston: Socialist Party of Massachusetts, ca 1932]. Paperback. Undated, but probably issued for the 1932 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, with Alfred Baker Lewis on the Socialist ticket. Text by Norman Thomas's Vice Presidential candidate. DIfferent printings of this text appeared in varying formats to support socialist candidates in a number of state elections (we have noted variants for New York, Minnesota, and Massachusetts). Octavo (22.75cm.); single sheet folded into 4-panelled pamphlet; upper panel illustrated with a cartoon depicting a robot labelled "Labor-Displacing Machine," standing on a pay-roll sheet, sweeping away the human workers. Light wear; Very Good or better.

$45.00

Taxing Unearned Income
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Taxing Unearned Income

By LEWIS, Alfred Baker

[Boston: Socialist Party of Massachusetts, ca 1932]. Paperback. Campaign leaflet. Undated, but probably issued for the 1932 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. Alfred Baker Lewis ran for Massachusetts Governor in 1930, 1932, 1934 and 1936. No mention is made here of national candidates, so we would presume the leaflet to be from an off-year election. Octavo (22.75cm.); single sheet folded into 4-panelled pamphlet; upper panel illustrated with a cartoon depicting a pair of one-percenters sneering at a common laborer. Light wear; Very Good or better.

$45.00

Unemployment Insurance and Relief in Germany
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Unemployment Insurance and Relief in Germany

By NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE BOARD

New York: National Industrial Conference Board, 1932 [but 1933?]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23cm.); original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine; xvi,107pp.; tables and charts throughout. Minor rubbing to boards, short closed tear to last two leaves, not affecting text. Very Good and sound. Issued a year before Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany.

$30.00

The Employment Act Past and Future: A Tenth Anniversary Symposium
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The Employment Act Past and Future: A Tenth Anniversary Symposium

By COLM, Gerhard, ed

Washington DC: National Planning Association, [1956]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.75cm.); original blue and white decorative card wrappers; xii,203pp. Wrappers a bit dust-soiled, lighter portions of spine toned, else Very Good or better. Special Report no. 41.

$30.00

Vermin: The Employment Agencies
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Vermin: The Employment Agencies

By [IWW]

[Chicago: IWW, n.d., ca. 1914]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo bifolium (23.25cm.). Uniformly toned and rather brittle due to poor paper quality, else Very Good. Flyer arguing that employment agencies are cheating workers. IWW preamble provided on p. [4]. OCLC notes a single holding (Harvard) as of September, 2019, though MILES 4648 locates a copy at the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Walter P. Reuther Library (Michigan).

$150.00

Survey of Economic Theory on Technological Change and Employment
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Survey of Economic Theory on Technological Change and Employment

By GOURVITCH, Alexander

Philadelphia: Work Projects Administration, National Research Project, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. Large octavo (25.5cm.); original blue card wrappers; xiii,[1],252pp. Light wear and foxing to wrappers, else Very Good and sound. Report No. G-6.

$35.00

Unemployment: The Wolf at the Door
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Unemployment: The Wolf at the Door

By SHIELDS, Art

[New York: New Century Publishers, 1958]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (18.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; 22pp.; illus. Dampstain to lower edge of last few leaves and rear wrapper, else Fine. Study on unemployment by a Daily Worker reporter, including a history of Coxey's Army (1894) and the Unemployed Councils and hunger marches of the 1930s. SEIDMAN S172.

$15.00

Women and Poverty: Staff Report
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Women and Poverty: Staff Report

By UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

[Washington, DC]: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (25.75cm.); original black pictorial staplebound wrappers; v,[1],81pp.; text in double columns. Very light wear from handling, else Near Fine.

$25.00

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