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[LABOR] [SPINACH RIOT] "Get Weapons for Labor Battle" [photograph of striking workers with their backs to the camera, posing with billy clubs in anticipation of confrontation with police]

[LABOR] [SPINACH RIOT] "Get Weapons for Labor Battle" [photograph of striking workers with their backs to the camera, posing with billy clubs in anticipation of confrontation with police]

by [Photographer not identified]

[Stockton, California]: [Associated Press?], 1937. Very good. One photograph, nicely matted and framed (not examined out of frame). The print measures about 10" x 8", and the entire frame measures about 16" x 14". The print appears to be in very good condition, possibly laid to a backing board, with two visible flattened creases to the right side of the image. Backed to the backing paper on verso is the original caption snipe (not credited, but with a code quite similar to those... Read more about this item
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$450.00
[COAL MINING] Constitution and By-Laws of the Burial Association of Local Union No. 153

[COAL MINING] Constitution and By-Laws of the Burial Association of Local Union No. 153

East Palestine, Ohio: U. M. W. of A. (United Mine Workers of America), 1910. Staplebound. Fine. 32mo (about 3" x 5"). 4pp. A fine, square copy in the original black stapled wraps with gilt design. The words "Reveille Echo Print" appear on the front wrap. The Reveille Echo appears to have been a periodical that served East Palestine from 1894-1922, which dates this publication to around 1910. This small constitution for the Burial Association of the UMWA Local 153 in eastern... Read more about this item
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$95.00
[LABOR] [PHOTOGRAPHY] Framed photograph of workers (possibly cooks?) in slightly dirty white uniforms

[LABOR] [PHOTOGRAPHY] Framed photograph of workers (possibly cooks?) in slightly dirty white uniforms

by [photographer not identified]

[no place given]: [photographer not identified], 1910. Very good-. Rather large photograph, measuring about 8.5" x 6.75", tipped onto a mount with a .5" border. Housed in a contemporary black wooden frame, showing minimal nicks and smudges, commensurate with age. Some dampstaining to the borders of the mount, only gently affecting the bottom left corner of the image (really just the thin white border). Image gently dust-soiled, but clean and with no notable tears. Has not been examined... Read more about this item
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$85.00
Si La Raza No Para a Nixon, Nixon Aplastará a La Raza / Unless La Raza Stops Nixon, Nixon Will Stomp La Raza

Si La Raza No Para a Nixon, Nixon Aplastará a La Raza / Unless La Raza Stops Nixon, Nixon Will Stomp La Raza

by Zermeño, Andrew (artist)

[California?], 1968. A large, bilingual poster featuring Richard Nixon flashing his trademark ‘V' sign, eating grapes and stomping on farmworkers and La Raza. The text, produced in Spanish and English, warns ‘La Raza', the term used to describe Mexican and Chicano-descended peoples, that they must stop Nixon or be stomped. The artwork was created by Andrew Zermeño, a California born graphic artist who produced artwork for the United Farmworkers. Offset lithograph printed in black on white stock... Read more about this item
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$250.00
Women and the American Labor Movement:  From the First Trade Unions to the  Present

Women and the American Labor Movement: From the First Trade Unions to the Present

by Foner, Philip S

NY: The Free Press. Very Good; Covers scuffed, else a clean, tight copy.. 1982. Second Printing. Softcover. 002910470X . xi, 612 pp. index. bibliography, notes.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$10.00
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF THE HAYMARKET MARTYRS (AIMS HISTORICAL SERIES, NO. 5)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF THE HAYMARKET MARTYRS (AIMS HISTORICAL SERIES, NO. 5)

by Foner, Philip S.; Edited & With an Introduction by

New York: Published for A.I.M.S. by Humanities Press, 1969. Cloth. Very good/No Jacket. 198p. Cover corners worn. The autobiographies of the anarchists convicted of the 1886 Haymarket Square bombing in Chicago, Illinois. Seven men - Albert R. Parsons, August Spies, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, and Louis Lingg - were condemned to death, and Oscar Neebe received 15 years imprisonment. Includes bibliography. (9-1/4"x6-1/8")
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$19.00
Women, War and Fascism

Women, War and Fascism

by McConnell, Dorothy

New York: The American League Against War and Fascism, 1935. A pamphlet on the exploitation of women workers under both fascism and democracy. The American League Against War and Fascism was a Communist Party front organization founded in 1933. It became the American League for Peace and Democracy in 1937 before dissolving in 1939. Stapled wrappers, 18 p. Numbers penned to the top of the front wrapper, else a near fine copy.
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$85.00
Programme of the Forty-Third Annual Convention of the Vermont State Teacher's Association, at Montpelier, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 1892

Programme of the Forty-Third Annual Convention of the Vermont State Teacher's Association, at Montpelier, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 1892

by [Vermont State Teachers Association]

[Vermont]: [Vermont State Teachers Association], 1892. A 27 x 17 cm piece of paper folded once to make 4 pp. total. Light blue paper printed in black with some expected light creasing and soiling. Very Good. Includes the itinerary for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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$15.00
Working Class Unity or Fascism

Working Class Unity or Fascism

by Amter, I[srael]

[New York]: New York District, Communist Party, 1935. Stapled wrappers, 15 p. Faint offsetting to wrappers, about near fine.
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$35.00
Free Juan Otero

Free Juan Otero

Bronx: Committee to Defend Juan Otero, 1973. A flyer on behalf of imprisoned Puerto Rican activist Juan Otero, a "victim of a campaign by vengeful Bronx cops and angry contractors in the building trades, long a stronghold of racism." Otero is described as a "family man, educational specialist, respected community activist, a young father with no police record, working for equality in the construction trades" who was "framed on two robbery charges, without an evidence...". An 11" x 8 ½" sheet... Read more about this item
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$100.00
This Great Journey

This Great Journey

by LEE, Jennie

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1942. First edition. Octavo (21.5 cm); pale yellow cloth lettered in purple; xxii, 298 pp.; dust jacket. Foreword by William L. Shirer. Autobiography of the Scottish Labour Party politician. Lee became an M.P. at twenty-four as a member of the left wing Independent Labour Party and later played an integral role in the foundation of the Open University. A couple smudges to cloth, owner's name to ffep, Near Fine. In a VG, unclipped dust jacket, which is rubbed... Read more about this item
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$20.00
Wasn't That a Time?: Growing Up Radical and Red in America

Wasn't That a Time?: Growing Up Radical and Red in America

by Schrank, Robert S

Hardback. Acceptable.
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$1.97
The Class War in Idaho: The Horros of the Bull Pen

The Class War in Idaho: The Horros of the Bull Pen

by Harriman, Job

n.p.: n.p., 1970. A facsimile reprint of the third edition limited to 100 copies. On class war in Idaho.
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$35.00
CHILD WORKERS IN AMERICA

CHILD WORKERS IN AMERICA

by Lumpkin, Katharine DuPre & Dorothy Wolff Douglas

New York: International Publishers, 1937. Second Edition. Cloth. Good/good. [xiv], 321p. Endpapers toned, a few edges uncut, top of cover spine torn, jacket has chips and tears to edges. Includes bibliography. A detailed and definitive study of "the extent of child labor in America, in industyr, on the streets, in homes, and in agriculture." [Seidman; L359] (8-3/8"x5-5/8")
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$24.00
[COXEY'S ARMY] [LABOR] Three repurposed scrapbooks containing news clippings related to Coxey's Army, and an advertising broadside for the first book on the subject

[COXEY'S ARMY] [LABOR] Three repurposed scrapbooks containing news clippings related to Coxey's Army, and an advertising broadside for the first book on the subject

by [compiler not identified]

[no place]: [not published], 1894. Good +. Three books whose original titles are uncertain, repurposed as scrapbooks. Many original leaves excised (wisely) to make room for the pasting in of news clippings on every internal leaf. All three volumes show external wear; soiling and spotting, and one volume shows some mildew and darkening to the leaves, though the news clippings are generally legible on every page. The news clippings deal exclusively with the coverage of Coxey's Army in 1894 and related... Read more about this item
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$750.00
ILGWU News-History, 1900-1950

ILGWU News-History, 1900-1950

by Danish, Max D. and Leon Stein (editors)

New York: I.L.G.W.U., 1950. A uniquely designed and formatted history of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, "done in the manner of a newspaper, comprised chiefly of accounts and illustrations drawn from contemporary sources, prepared and edited by the Staff of Justice, the official publication of the I.L.G.W.U." (from the cover). Prepared for delegates to the union's "Golden Jubilee" convention held in Atlantic City in 1950. Stapled wrappers (11 ½" x 15 ½"), 120 p., heavily... Read more about this item
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$135.00
Constitution and Ritual of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association and Affiliated Local Unions, State, District and Provisional Councils

Constitution and Ritual of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association and Affiliated Local Unions, State, District and Provisional Councils

[Washington]: Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, 1950. Staplebound. Very good. 16mo, 113pp. A few tiny stains and creases, but overall a very good copy in printed stapled wrappers. Though the Sheet Metal Workers had a very large union at the time, this pamphlet is susprisingly scarce, with no copies for this year (and only about a dozen for all other years) found in OCLC.
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$75.00
Revolutionary Union News, Nos. 1-7

Revolutionary Union News, Nos. 1-7

Oldham: General Defense Committee Local 14 (Leeds) of the Industrial Workers of the World, 1979. A complete (?) run of the anarcho-syndicalist organ of the General Defense Committee Local 14 (Leeds) of the Industrial Workers of the World. Content includes contemporary and historical coverage of labor campaigns and workers' rights, political prisoners, May Day, and IWW history. Each issue is a single 8 ½" x 12" sheet printed on both sides, except for issues 2-3, a combined,... Read more about this item
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$85.00
Life and Labor Bulletin, Vol. IX, No. 7 - Serial No. 94, July 1931

Life and Labor Bulletin, Vol. IX, No. 7 - Serial No. 94, July 1931

Washington, D. C.: The National Women's Trade Union League of America, 1931. An issue of this labor bulletin published by the National Women's Trade Union League of America (NWTULA). The NWTULA was founded in Boston in 1903 primarily as an auxiliary of the American Federation of Labor, as well as an extension of the settlement movement. The organization was active in supporting strikes, organizing women into unions, and educating the public on the conditions of women workers. The leadership comprised... Read more about this item
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$50.00
THE GUNS OF LATTIMER. The True Story of A Massacre and a Trial August 1897- March 1898

THE GUNS OF LATTIMER. The True Story of A Massacre and a Trial August 1897- March 1898

by Novak, Michael

New York: Basic Books, 1978. first edition, first printing. hardcover. Very good/fine. Octavo, brown cloth covers, xx + 276 pages. Illustrated. Includes bibliography and index. Light scuffing on rear cover, else fine. Unclipped jacket is in fine condition. 070400A
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$70.00
Women of New York - WPA Cuts Threaten Your Standard of Living

Women of New York - WPA Cuts Threaten Your Standard of Living

by Women's Committee of the Workers Alliance

[New York]: Womens Committee of the Workers Alliance, 1937. A flyer calling for the women of New York to join a "mammoth demonstration of 10,000 women" at City Hall to protest WPA cuts in New York City. The text maintains that 60,000 WPA workers in New York City "will be thrown into the streets" thereby driving down wages as jobs become more competitive. The Workers Alliance of America was founded in 1935 under the auspices of the Socialist Party of America and originally resembled a trade union... Read more about this item
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$400.00
FACTORIES IN THE FIELD: THE STORY OF MIGRATORY FARM LABOR IN CALIFORNIA

FACTORIES IN THE FIELD: THE STORY OF MIGRATORY FARM LABOR IN CALIFORNIA

by McWilliams, Carey

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1939. Cloth. Good +/No Jacket. 334p. 1940 printing. Signed by author on card laid in at title page. Name and date on front pastedown, cover stained and spine sunned. "[T]he first broad exposé of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate agriculture in California." Covering "the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture, McWilliams starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases, and continues on... Read more about this item
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$35.00
Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race

Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race

by Allen, Theodore W

Center for Study of Working Class Life, 2006. In his seminal essay, Theodore Allen argues that racial slavery was not an inevitable outcome of European colonization of the Americas, but rather a deliberately constructed system designed to divide the working class along racial lines and prevent them from uniting against the ruling class. Allen contends that in the early years of colonial America, there was no concept of "white" or "black" people, but rather a class of property-less workers who were... Read more about this item
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$25.00
Gompers in Canada:  A Study in American Continentalism before the First  World War

Gompers in Canada: A Study in American Continentalism before the First World War

by Babcock, Robert H

Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed.. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0802021425 . Black cloth binding. x, 292 pp, illustrations and photos. Bibliography, index. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$15.00