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After the War--What? [cover title] [Drop title: The Post-War Program of the CIO Maritime Committee]
Washington DC: CIO Maritime Committee, 1944. First Edition. Addressing the future of all seamen, whether CIO-affiliated or not, after the approaching end of World War II, with the introduction of the CIO Maritime Committee Post-War Program. Joseph Curran, President of the National Maritime Union, acted as chairman. Scarce despite the...
[Item #25239]
Price: $30.00
 
After the War--What? [cover title] [Drop title: The Post-War Program of the CIO Maritime Committee]
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Communists on the Waterfront. The Story of the Communists on the Waterfronts of America - Who they are...What they did...What they believe. Illustrated by Jim Turnbull.
New York: New Century Publishers, 1946. First edition. CP recruiting pamphlet aimed at dockworkers and seamen. Illustrated throughout with caricatures by Jim Turnbull. SEIDMAN T12. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed wrappers; 112pp. Mild edgewear, else Near Fine.
[Item #12060]
Price: $20.00
 
Communists on the Waterfront. The Story of the Communists on the Waterfronts of America - Who they are...What they did...What they believe. Illustrated by Jim Turnbull.
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Free These Three. A Labor Story by Leo Huberman
San Francisco: King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee, [1941]. First Edition. Fundraising plea for the renewed defense of Earl King, Ernest Ramsay, and Frank Conner, three union officials who were arrested in 1936 on suspicion of murder in the famous "Ship Murder Case." The three were convicted despite the deeply flawed prosecution of...
[Item #18988]
Price: $45.00
 
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Longshore Program - 1952
N.p. [New York?]: Dockers' News, 1952. First Edition. Nine-point program for the ILA in its ongoing labor disputes on the New York waterfront. The program calls for increases in pay, guaranteed pensions, limitations on work speedups and, interestingly, "No Discrimination" -- a point brought home by the cover illustration, which...
[Item #18980]
Price: $40.00
 
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Heroes Today, Tramps Tomorrow? [cover title]
[New York? Education Department of the National Maritime Union, 1943]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; unpaged; illus. Uniformly toned due to poor paper stock, else Fine. Publication no. 12 of the Department, based on a report made by William L. Standard at the 1943 convention of the...
[Item #25249]
Price: $35.00
 
Heroes Today, Tramps Tomorrow? [cover title]
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Labor Spies in the N.M.U.
New York: National Maritime Union of America, N.d. [ca 1939]. First Edition. Details attempts by shipowners and the union's right-wing faction to infiltrate the NMU for the purposes of disrupting union organization on the New York waterfront. SEIDMAN N-37 [noting an expanded, 1946 printing] "...A procommunist account of a battle...
[Item #20175]
Price: $20.00
 
Labor Spies in the N.M.U.
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Songs for Seamen [cover title]
New York: National Maritime Union, CIO, [1947]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original decorative staplebound self-wrappers; unpaged. Minor toning along spine edge of rear wrapper, else Fine. Publication no. 15 of the Pilot, Education, and Publicity Department. Collection of songs from the Knights of Labor, the IWW, and the CIO and...
[Item #25253]
Price: $50.00
 
Songs for Seamen [cover title]
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Six Seamen: Different Men Under Different Systems
New York: International Publishers, [1933]. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original green decorative card wrappers; 71pp. Minor wear, spine a hint toned, else Very Good. Collection of tales regarding seamen of different nationalities, including English, American, and "Old" and "Young" Soviet.
[Item #26852]
Price: $35.00
 
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Towboat River
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948. First Edition. Rosskam's photo-documentary of maritime culture on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The work is highly reminiscent of Rosskam's photographs for the FSA in the thirties, and the book is in fact dedicated to Rosskam and Shahn's old boss at the FSA...
[Item #14282]
Price: $800.00
 
Towboat River
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A War Was Stopped! The Story of the Dockers & the 'Jolly George'
London: Communist Party of Great Britain, N.d. (ca 1937). First edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Pictorial wrappers (softcover); 13p. Near fine.
[Item #10871]
Price: $20.00
 
A War Was Stopped! The Story of the Dockers & the 'Jolly George'
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West Coast Longshoremen and the "Bridges Plan" [cover title]
[New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1943]. Offprint. 12mo (17.5cm.); original white printed staplebound wrappers; 25pp. Fine. Reprinted from the December, 1942, issue of the Fourth International.
[Item #26840]
Price: $20.00