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Ten Bulletins and Press Releases From the Harry Bridges Defense Committee, 1939-40
San Francisco: Harry Bridges Defense Committee, 1939-40. A rare group of source documents from one of the most celebrated anti-labor trials of the Cold War era. Bridges, an Australian-born labor leader, rose to prominence as a the lead spokesman for labor in the bloody West Coast Longshore Strike of 1934...
[Item #18919]
Price: $300.00
 
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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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Strife on the Waterfront: The Port of New York Since 1945
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1974. First Edition. Black cloth (hardcover); 478pp. Clean and unmarked copy in moderately rubbed and solied dustjacket.
[Item #1541]
Price: $12.00
 
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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'