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Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1933]. First Edition. Uninhibited autobiography of English-born American iron and steel worker-turned-politician of Irish descent, who "lost his conscience in the cradle and he never regained it...In politics and the dock walloper's rough and ready world, he quickly learned a conscience was no great help...
[Item #25149]
Price: $50.00
 
Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler
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The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
Marengo, IL: Colcord Institute of Professional Sales Training, (1944). First Edition Thus. Christmas keepsake from this popular motivational author of the Thirties and Forties. The author rhapsodizes on the glories of Free Enterprise, using as his objective correlative the Carnegie Steel Corporation and its long history of elevating "common labor"...
[Item #18599]
Price: $45.00
 
The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
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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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Citizens
New York: Viking Press, 1940. First Edition. "A novelized account of the killing of ten steel mill strikers in Chicago on Memorial Day, 1937." HANNA 2145; COAN p.84; BLAKE p.269. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); oatmeal-colored buckram, with titling and rule stamped in red on spine and front panel; red topstain;...
[Item #19402]
Price: $85.00
 
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Citizens
New York: Viking Press, 1940. First Edition. "A novelized account of the killing of ten steel mill strikers in Chicago on Memorial Day, 1937." HANNA 2145; COAN p.84; BLAKE p.269. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); oatmeal-colored buckram, with titling and rule stamped in red on spine and front panel; red topstain;...
[Item #19404]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Challenge of Pittsburgh
New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 311pp; 20 inserted leaves of plates (incl. frontispiece). External wear; ownership signature to front wrapper and to half-title; internally complete and sound - a Good copy of the first printing. Social reform...
[Item #20445]
Price: $60.00
 
The Challenge of Pittsburgh
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The American Cossack
[Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor, N.d. (ca 1914). First Edition. Thorough documentation of abuses against labor by the Pennsylvania State Police Force, which the authors characterize as a modern strikebreaking militia in the tradition of the Russian Cossacks. Includes eight photographs of the Pennsylvania constabulary engaging in strikebreaking activities...
[Item #25244]
Price: $200.00
 
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Sound The Trumpet
New York: Pegasus Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition. The author's first book, billed as "a romantic novel of steel and sex and war." Set in the real-life steel town of Middletown, Ohio, where the book (according to one long-time resident of this cataloguer's acquaintance) caused a brief furore, as most...
[Item #19914]
Price: $650.00
 
Sound The Trumpet
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Local 8031: Its Struggles and its Victories [cover title]
[Golden, CO: United Steelworkers of America, 1989]. First Edition. Quarto (27.5cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; [2],80pp.; text in double column, illus. Uneven fading to red lettering on upper cover, else Fine. History of local branch 8031 of the United Steelworkers, affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Roth was a labor politician...
[Item #25404]
Price: $35.00
 
Local 8031: Its Struggles and its Victories [cover title]
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The Lessons of the Homestead Troubles. Address Before the Sunset Club. Chicago, November 17th, 1892
Chicago: Knight, Leonard & Co., Printers, 1892. First edition. An anti-labor perspective from a prominent Chicago businessman and frequent contributor to the religious (and strongly anti-Socialist) journal "Bibliotheca Sacra." Six locations noted in OCLC -- curiously, none in Pennsylvania. 16mo (ca. 6" x 5"). Sewn pamphlet; printed wrappers; 26pp. Threads...
[Item #10289]
Price: $175.00
 
The Lessons of the Homestead Troubles. Address Before the Sunset Club. Chicago, November 17th, 1892
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Big Steel
New York: The Macaulay Company, 1934. First Edition. Novel of the steel industry from the late nineteenth century to the Depression, as seen in one man's rise from steel worker to magnate. Uncommon, particularly so in the scarce pictorial dustjacket. HANNA 3439. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); dark blue-gray cloth, titled...
[Item #25439]
Price: $250.00
 
Big Steel
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Bread and Fire
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927. First Edition. Novel in which the editor of a New York socialist newspaper becomes a worker in a Pennsylvania steel mill, among other places, and participates in the 1919 industry-wide steel strike. According to Blake, "the strike, as well as the other incidents of factory...
[Item #19491]
Price: $250.00
 
Bread and Fire