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Illinois State Penitentiary [cover title]
[Joliet, IL?]: Vocational School Print Shop, [1940]. First Edition. Small 12mo (14.5cm.); original pale green pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 34pp.; illus. About Fine. Small broadsheet laid in providing data regarding "Escapes and Returned from Escape for Calendar Years Ending Dec. 31st, 1939" and "Average Inmate Per Capita Cost 20 Year...
[Item #26965]
Price: $75.00
 
Illinois State Penitentiary [cover title]
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Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
N.p, n.d. [London: All London Squatters, ca 1974?]. Poster calling attention to the plight of those evicted from the Camden Street Squat, formerly located at 220 Camden High Street. The owner of the building, Joseph Levy (1906-1990), was a wealthy London property developer whose company Stock Conversion helped rebuild the...
[Item #19873]
Price: $750.00
 
Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
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Cora Street
Pittsburgh: ACTION-Housing, 1969. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original brown printed wrappers; [2],77,[1]pp.; illus. Fine. "A Pioneering Demonstration in Rehabilitating Aging but Structurally Sound Housing" (from upper cover).
[Item #22706]
Price: $45.00
 
Cora Street. INC ACTION-HOUSING, text Arthur P. Ziegler Jr.
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Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results
New York: Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original parchment-covered boards, paper label printed and ruled in dark green mounted to upper cover; vii,[1],171pp. Review copy with slip laid in and pressure stamp to title page; additional publisher's prospectuses and catalogs laid in. Toning and dusting, spine quite darkened...
[Item #29567]
Price: $250.00
 
Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results. Jane ADDAMS, , Emily G. Balch, Alice Hamilton.
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The Negro Family in the United States
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940. Second Printing. A classic study, in the University of Chicago Sociological Series. With 11 diagrams and maps and several dozen statistical tables. Octavo (20cm). Original cloth boards with pictorial front-cover onlay; xxxii+686pp; illus. Moderate wear and soiling; brief ex-library indications including inked call number...
[Item #14176]
Price: $25.00
 
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History of the Wheel and Alliance, and the Impending Revolution
Fort Scott, KS: J.H. Rice & Sons, 1889. First Edition. Octavo. Decorated cloth boards; 776, [6]pp. Board edges rubbed (corners showing); foxing to edges of text block; else a solid, VG copy. The official history of the Agricultural Wheel and Farmer’s Alliance, two closely-associated radical agrarian movements founded in the...
[Item #8467]
Price: $75.00
 
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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. First Edition. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years...
[Item #27590]
Price: $375.00
 
Reveille for Radicals. Saul D. ALINSKY.
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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. Second Printing. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years...
[Item #28798]
Price: $100.00
 
Reveille for Radicals. Saul D. ALINSKY.
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Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals [Review Copy]
New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. Published shortly before Alinsky's death, Rules For Radicals was an updated version of his "epoch-making" 1946 book Reveille For Radicals. Alinsky's goal for Rules was to create a guide for future community organizers to use in uniting low-income communities, or "Have-Nots," in order...
[Item #25885]
Price: $500.00
 
Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals [Review Copy]. Saul D. ALINSKY.
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The Springfield Plan
New York: Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Small quarto (24.25cm.); original cloth in red photo-illustrated dust jacket; 136pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Jacket extremities chipped and worn with several shallow losses, rear panel dust-soiled, spine rather toned; interior Very Good in Near Very Good jacket. Photo-essay of the Springfield Plan, an...
[Item #28796]
Price: $40.00
 
The Springfield Plan. Alexander ALLAND, photographs, text James Waterman Wise.
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Chawama Self-Help Housing Project, Kafue, Zambia
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, [1975]. First Edition. Large quarto (28cm.); original spiral-bound pictorial wrappers; mixed pagings; illus., text printed from typescript. Ownership signatures to upper cover, a touch worn from handling, else Very Good. Published "In cooperation with Kafue Township Council and the Republic of Zambia." Undated broadside newsletter...
[Item #24884]
Price: $75.00
 
Chawama Self-Help Housing Project, Kafue, Zambia. AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE.
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Alabama: "Kind of Tough Living Here." A report on bad rural housing in all 67 Alabama counties
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, [1976]. First Edition. Square quarto (22.75cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; 100pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Wear from handling, especially at spine foot; toning and light dampstaining to spine edge of upper wrapper; About Very Good. Showcasing the worst housing available in each Alabama county, including shacks...
[Item #28116]
Price: $150.00
 
Alabama: "Kind of Tough Living Here." A report on bad rural housing in all 67 Alabama counties. FLORIDA HOUSING PROGRAM AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE.
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A Living without a Boss. Illustrated
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1911. First Edition. Anonymously-written account of a newspaperman's escape from urban dependency and rebirth as a farmer and rural real-estate agent. Highly representative example of the progressive-era 'back-to-the-land' movement genre, celebrating Americans' independence, pluck, and courage in the face of economic adversity. Marketed as a....
[Item #20234]
Price: $200.00
 
A Living without a Boss. Illustrated. Anon.
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Discrimination in Education Against the Arab Palestinians in Israel
[Nazareth, Israel]: Arab Association for Human Rights, [1994]. First Edition. Octavo (24.25cm.); original cream printed card wrappers; [4],19pp. Light wear from handling, occasional ink underlining, else Very Good. Uncommon report: OCLC locates two copies in North America as of August, 2016, at U. Chicago and the Hennepin County Library.
[Item #31111]
Price: $75.00
 
Discrimination in Education Against the Arab Palestinians in Israel. ARAB ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
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Catching Up with Housing
Newark: Beneficial Management Corporation, 1936. First Edition. 12mo (18cm); original flexible green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, all edges dyed green, green endpapers; xvi,243pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, illus. Upper cover lettering partially effaced, else Fine. Rubberstamp gift inscription accomplished in manuscript on front free endpaper, additional rubberstamp...
[Item #23239]
Price: $30.00
 
Catching Up with Housing. Carol ARONOVICI, Elizabeth McCalmont.
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Bread and Water
Markham, IL: Jules St. Clair, Inc., "Mod Black" Publishers, [1972]. First Edition, Wrapper Issue. Octavo (22.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; x,[2],125,[6]pp. Some faint foxing to wrappers, else About Fine. Study of race relations in the city of Chicago by a British West Indies-born author.
[Item #25706]
Price: $20.00
 
Bread and Water. Harold S. AUSTIN.
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Forty-Ninth Annual Report, 1898
Baltimore: Baltimore Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor, 1898. First Edition. Octavo (24.5cm.); original brown printed wrappers, yapp edges; 40pp.; photographic illus. A few shallow short closed tears to wrapper extremities, light discoloration to top edge of rear cover, else Very Good and sound. Includes an...
[Item #26963]
Price: $50.00
 
Forty-Ninth Annual Report, 1898. BALTIMORE ASSOCIATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE POOR.
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The Tongues of Toil and Other Poems
Chicago: The Workers' Art Press, 1913. Socialist poems in praise of the workers' struggle. This is the first trade edition, following a limited edition in 1910. 12mo. Green cloth (hardcover); 192pp. Corners and spine ends touched, else close to fine with gilt bright on boards and no internal soiling or wear.
[Item #1311]
Price: $18.75
 
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God's Dealings vs. Our Social Conditions: A Series of Conferences
New York: Joseph F. Wagner, [1912]. First Edition. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); original tan printed wrappers; [4],75pp. Extremities toned and lightly rubbed, else Very Good or better. Pro-Christian Socialist pamphlet, apparently Bellord's only published work according to holdings in OCLC.
[Item #23146]
Price: $45.00
 
God's Dealings vs. Our Social Conditions: A Series of Conferences. James BELLORD.
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Sex-Segregated Want Ads: Do They Discourage Female Job Applicants?
[Pittsburgh: Know, Inc. n.d., ca. 1970]. First Edition. Quarto (27.75cm.); two typescript leaves staplebound at top left-hand corner. About Fine. Study conducted at Carnegie-Mellon on sex-segregated wants ads as published by The Pittsburgh Press. Unlocated in OCLC as of April, 2016.
[Item #29439]
Price: $45.00
 
Sex-Segregated Want Ads: Do They Discourage Female Job Applicants? Sandra L. BEM, Daryl J.
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Training the Woman to Know Her Place: The social antecedents of women in the world of work
Stanford: Stanford University, 1971. First Edition. Quarto (27.75cm.); self-wrappers staplebound at top left-hand corner; 44pp.; printed from typescript. Fine. Research prepared in the Department of Psychology at Stanford for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction "for distribution to all high school guidance counselors in the state..." Includes sections on discrimination...
[Item #29433]
Price: $45.00
 
Training the Woman to Know Her Place: The social antecedents of women in the world of work. Sandra L. BEM, Daryl J.
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The Indian Problem, From the Indian's Standpoint
[Ypsilanti: Scharf Tag, Label, & Box Co.]: 1900. First Edition. A scarce and noteworthy work by a Native American author. Blackbird (ca 1815-1908) was the son of a hereditary chief of the L'Arbre Croche (Michigan) branch of the Ottawa tribe. He was trained in mission schools, confirmed in the Catholic...
[Item #29534]
Price: $650.00
 
23.

Skid Row in American Cities
Chicago: Community and Family Study Center, University of Chicago, 1963. First Edition. Octavo (24cm.); original grey-green cloth, small circular pictorial paper plate mounted to spine; xiv,[4],521pp.; photographs, tables, and graphs throughout. Spine a hint cocked, minor soil to upper cover, else Near Fine. Substantial survey of slums and their derelict...
[Item #30208]
Price: $30.00
 
Skid Row in American Cities. Donald J. BOGUE.
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The Education of the Negro in the American Social Order
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); green cloth, gilt-lettered spine; xx,501pp. Fine. The author's first book, a seminal study on black education beginning in the pre-Reconstruction era through to the present, by the African-American educator and later founding President of Fort Valley State College (1939-1945) and the first...
[Item #28909]
Price: $300.00
 
The Education of the Negro in the American Social Order. Horace Mann BOND.
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African Achievement: Building Tomorrow in British West Africa
[New York: British Information Services, 1946]. Revised Edition. Oblong octavo (15.75x21cm.); original brown photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; unpaged; chiefly photographic illus. Fine. Photographic record of the progress made under British rule in Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), and Nigeria.
[Item #28385]
Price: $15.00
 
African Achievement: Building Tomorrow in British West Africa. BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICES.


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