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Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 376pp; frontis. portr. Tight, clean, VG or better copy in original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed at margins but still clean and attractive; VG. Sympathetic biography of the long-time leader of the AFL.
[Item #16305]
Price: $40.00
 
Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
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Unionizing Steel
New York: Workers Library, 1936. First Edition. SEIDMAN F315: Foster encourages CIO action in the steel industry, promising success and contrasting current conditions to those during the failed CIO effort in 1919. Mostly reprinted from Foster's articles in the Daily Worker. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial paper wrappers; 46pp. Minor external...
[Item #16271]
Price: $20.00
 
Unionizing Steel
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Little Brothers of the Big Labor Fakers (Report of a speech against the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, made in New Star Casino, New York City on May 10, 1931)
New York: Trade Union Unity League, 1931. First Edition. SEIDMAN F300. Attacks A.J. Muste, the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, and the AFL. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 32pp. External wear and soil, with creasing and small losses go bottom corner of first few leaves; just Good, but complete.
[Item #16277]
Price: $20.00
 
Little Brothers of the Big Labor Fakers (Report of a speech against the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, made in New Star Casino, New York City on May 10, 1931)
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Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
N.p. [South Willington, CT?]: Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, N.d. [1912]. First Edition. Promotional broadside for a union-sponsored dance, with music provided by Joe Hammond and his Rhythm Boys. Dances like these were typically held to raise funds for striking workers. Universal calendar provides a probable date of...
[Item #14688]
Price: $400.00
 
Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
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The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 1: The Making of a Union Leader, 1850-86
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 529pp. Gift inscription to half-title page, else clean, tight and unmarked in moderately rubbed jacket; Very Good or better.
[Item #14988]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 2: The Early Years of the American Federation of Labor, 1887-90
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover; 495pp. Clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine, lacking the dustjacket.
[Item #14989]
Price: $25.00
 
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Golda Meir: Israel's Leader. Inscribed (as Israeli Prime Minister) to George Meany (as AFL President)
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Second Printing. A superb association and a very attractive example of Meir's autograph, produced during her tenure as Prime Minister of Israel and during Meany's presidency of the AFL. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 366pp. Second printing of the revised edition, INSCRIBED on front...
[Item #14041]
Price: $500.00
 
Golda Meir: Israel's Leader. Inscribed (as Israeli Prime Minister) to George Meany (as AFL President)
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The White Collar Workers and the Future of the Nation: Testimony of Lewis Merrill, President, United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO, Before the Senate Sub-Committee on Wartime Health and Education. January, 1944.
New York: United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO, 1944. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 61pp. Brief foxing to margins of cover and page edges, else VG.
[Item #3835]
Price: $12.00
 
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The Path I Trod: The Autobiography of Terence Vincent Powderly
New York: Columbia University Press, 1940. First edition. Large octavo. Blue cloth boards, titled in gilt; pictorial dustjacket; 460pp. Slight tanning to text, else a fine, bright copy in the uncommon dustjacket, lightly worn and tanned on spine. Review copy, with publisher's stamp on front endpaper. About as good as...
[Item #11742]
Price: $95.00
 
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Chavez and the Farm Workers
Boston: Beacon Press, 1976. Second Printing. One of the best contemporary analyses of Chavez, his role in the United Farm Workers, and La Causa. Well-illustrated with photographic plates (halftones). The author was an investigative reporter for the Fresno Bee. Octavo (21cm). Red cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 342pp; illus. Very fine review...
[Item #14638]
Price: $35.00
 
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C.I.O. Industrial Unionism In Action
New York: W.W. Norton, 1937. First Edition. Early study of the C.I.O. and John L. Lewis, written by a Harvard economist. Uncommonly well-preserved copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper; jacket art signed "Tabatchnik." Octavo (20.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in black and orange on spine and front cover; dustjacket;...
[Item #21775]
Price: $75.00
 
C.I.O. Industrial Unionism In Action