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Newton Steel Strike Press Photographs
Monroe, Michigan: Three vintage gelatin silver prints of the Newton Steel Strike. In June 1937, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) struck the steel plant in Monroe, Michigan, southeast of Ann Arbor, on the shores of Lake Eire. The mayor of the town deputized several hundred men as special police to break the strike. The SWOC reacted by blockading the plant. These photographs depict the special police attacking the strikers on June 10. The plant reopened that day, and while the strike went on sporadically, Newton Steel continued. The images are 1) 10 by 8 inches, captioned "Vigilantes await word to move on the barrier" on the verso (back). At the center of the image, a knot of men, each…(more)
Monroe, Michigan: Three vintage gelatin silver prints of the Newton Steel Strike. In June 1937, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) struck the steel plant in Monroe, Michigan, southeast of Ann Arbor, on the shores of Lake Eire. The mayor of the town deputized several hundred men as special police to break the strike. The SWOC reacted by blockading the plant. These photographs depict the special police attacking the strikers on June 10. The plant reopened that day, and while the strike went on sporadically, Newton Steel continued. The images are 1) 10 by 8 inches, captioned "Vigilantes await word to move on the barrier" on the verso (back). At the center of the image, a knot of men, each wearing armbands, hold clubs in the air. Townspeople and non-striking workers mill around them. 2) 9 by 7 inches, captioned "Flight" on the verso (back). A tear gas bomb has just detonated at the upper left of the image and parts of the crowd, suddenly aware of the attach, are just beginning to run. Policemen and armband-wearing special deputies are visible in the background. This image, as an AP Wirephoto, appeared on the front page of the Oakland Tribune on June 11, 1937 (this is an original photograph, not a wire photo). 3) 10 by 8 inches, captioned "Wives of strikers show they are good 'gas eaters'" on the verso (back). This shows a similar view to the second photo, but the strikers' blockade line is filled with tear gas and most of the workers have fled. A handful of men and women stand in the foreground, rags over their mouths and noses. Some carry makeshift weapons--sticks and boards. A large group of club-carrying strike breakers has gathered in the distance. These are three powerful images taken during the thick of the action. ISBN: 281AIB0105786.(less)
All three photographs have date stamps, handwritten or typed captions, and layout instructions on the verso (back). Some cracking to surface and spotting, but generally very good, clear images.Book ID: 51582More details Price: $350.00
HHH Si! Si! Si!
[Delano, CA?]: [United Farm Workers], . Original screenprint poster, 20 by 14 inches. The UFW supported Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 presidential election and adopted a slogan based on his triple-H initials: HHH Si! Si! Si!. This poster combines the slogan with the UFW eagle printed in the colors of the Mexican flag: green shading into red on a white background. The pinback buttons from this campaign are common; the poster is not. ISBN: 281AIB0111875.
Fine. [webonly]Book ID: 74054More details Price: $150.00
(UFW) Rally, Wednesday, Feb. 27. EMU (Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon). (poster)
Eugene, Oregon: UFW Solidarity Committee, ca. 1971. Poster, 17 x 11 inches, mounted on red matt-board, 18.5 x 12 inches. Poster printed in black ink on white stock with dramatic graphic image of protesters demanding boycott of scab lettuce and against President Clark (Robert Clark, President of University of Oregon, 1969-1975, who was acknowledged as defending the rights of students to protest). From UFW Solidarity Committee, 161 Madison St. ISBN: 281AIB1050837.
First edition (first printing). Very good copy with few spots on poster. With: 1. hand-made poster. oblong format, 14.5 x 11.4 inches, with bold lettering: "boycott clark's scab lettuce" and image of UFW logo; 2. three B/W mounted photos, 5.7 x 3.75, on matt-board, of a) rally speaker; b) massed crowd, with protest signs, marching; c) three individuals standing at door of columned building.Book ID: 267661More details Price: $80.00
The Post-Industrial Society. Tomorrow's Social History: Classes, Conflicts and Culture in the Programmed Society
First Edition Thus
New York: Random House, 1971. 244 pages. Touraine, a French sociologist with a focus on social movements, coined the term "post-industrial society." Translated from the French by Leonard F. X. Mayhew. ISBN: 9780394462578.
First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Quite uncommon in nice condition.
Provenance: Acquired from the estate of the singer, songwriter, and poet Rod McKuen, who sold millions of books and albums in the 1960s and 1970s. McKuen's bookplate is loosely afixed to the front free endpaper; his blind stamp is on the title page.Book ID: 119404More details Price: $50.00
Coal Mine Safety: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor on H. R. 268, a bill amending public law 49, seventy-seventh Congress, providing for the welfare of coal miners, and for other purposes
Government Printing Office. Hearings held at Washington, D. C., February 18, 19, 20, and 21, 1952. 491 pages. Following the deaths of 119 miner in a large explosion at a mine in West Frankfort, Illinois, the Congress passed the Coal Mine Safety Act giving federal inspectors access to mines and granting them the authority to shut down unsafe operations. This is the bound report from the House of Representatives for this historic legislation, which extended underground the reach of federal power. Scarce. ISBN: 281AIB0114378.
Very good in wrappers (paperback), with minor edge wear. The previous owner has noted the title in ink on the spine (now faded) and wrote his name on the front cover.Book ID: 53576More details Price: $31.25
Coal and its Conflicts: A Brief Record of the Disputes Between Capital & Labour in the Coal Mining Industry of Great Britain
London: Ernest Benn Limited, (1928). 342 pages. 6-1/2 by 10 inches. ISBN: B000JPZHZ4.
First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Fading to spine and cover edges. Minor margin notes in pencil on a few pages. A newspaper clipping of a review of this book pasted to the rear free endpaper.Book ID: 217416More details Price: $25.00
The British Labour Party, 3 Volume Set
CAXTON, 1948. ISBN: B000L9AV4A.
Very GoodBook ID: 214242More details Price: $25.00
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Sourcebooks, 2018. ISBN: 9781492650959.
NEWBook ID: 260567More details Price: $17.99
Our American Dreyfus Case: A Challenge to California Justice.
First Edition Thus
Los Angeles: Inter-Religious Committee for Justice for Thomas J. Mooney, 1935. 48 pages. Symes argument is reprinted from Harpers Magazine May, 1931. Additional material added. ISBN: B001ISRJB6.
First edition thus. A near fine copy in yellow wrappers (paperback), stapled. Tanning to covers. Pages are browned.Book ID: 265746More details Price: $16.00
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen: The Internal Life of a National Union
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1962. 207 pages. ISBN: 9780471774990.
An ex-library copy, with typical markings. A good-only paperback copy. No markings in text.Book ID: 48097More details Price: $15.00
What means this strike?: Address delivered by Daniel DeLeon in the city hall of New Bedford, Mass., February 11th, 1898
New York Labor News co, 1898. ISBN: B0008AXB3A.
Very GoodBook ID: 116622More details Price: $15.00
The Miners : a History of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain
London : Allen & Unwin, 1954. ISBN: B00584HVW8.
Very GoodBook ID: 216029
The Case of Joe Hill
New York: International Publishers, 1970. 127 pages. The story of the trial, defense campaign, and execution of the IWW poet, songwriter and organizer. ISBN: B00RKQCIWA.
Later printing. Very good in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 240003
Fifty Years March The Rise of the Labour Party
Odhams, 1948. ISBN: B001IQC5UI.
Very GoodBook ID: 214209
An Appeal to the Young
London: William Reeves. Printed by New Temple Press, Croydon, ca. 1900. 16 pages. Pamphlet urges the young to organize and demand their rights. ISBN: 281AIB1050372.
Later printing. Very good in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 266947
The General Strike
[London] Cresset Press, 1957. ISBN: B001G89H3Q.
Very GoodBook ID: 214229
THE LABOUR PARTY IN PERSPECTIVE-AND TWELVE YEARS LATER ... BEING THE LABOUR PARTY IN PERSPECTIVE ... WITH ... A NEW ... INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER BY FRANCIS WILLIAMS, ETC
London : Victor Gollancz, 1949. ISBN: B000WEUW3E.
Very GoodBook ID: 214217More details Price: $8.50
Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line
Warner Books Inc, 1991. ISBN: 9780446515016.
Very GoodBook ID: 58643More details Price: $8.00
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare
Penguin Books, 2005. ISBN: 9780143034377.
Very GoodBook ID: 185243More details Price: $7.98