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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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Forbidden Neighbors: A Study of Prejudice in Housing
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. A study of "the close link between the problem of discrimination in housing and the growth of prejudice in American communities...Because America's slum problem has become largely a minority problem, and, in consequence, the most serious aspects of housing are now concerned...
[Item #21763]
Price: $50.00
 
Forbidden Neighbors: A Study of Prejudice in Housing
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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
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Children of Resurrection City
Washington DC: Association for Childhood Education International, 1970. First Edition. Report made by child psychologist Afield and teacher Gibson on the children in Resurrection City, the shanty town in Washington, DC, set up by thousands during the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.'s...
[Item #25413]
Price: $45.00
 
Children of Resurrection City
5.

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
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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
 
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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]
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ghetto '68
New York: Panther House Ltd. 1968. Collection of poetry and short fiction, compiled from works submitted to the Workshop for Young Writers. Contributors were largely inner city youth from Harlem, the youngest being only 15, with content largely representative of their life experiences in the ghetto. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm);...
[Item #26949]
Price: $20.00
 
Ghetto '68
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Housing and the State: 1919-1944
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1945. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth boards; 283pp. Light wear and soil; text paper slightly tanned; Very Good. Lacking dustwrapper. Survey and analysis of British housing policy in the interwar period.
[Item #20548]
Price: $25.00
 
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Renewing Our Cities
New York: The Twentieth Century Fund, 1953. First Edition. An examination of the forms of blight which have attacked major cities, appraising new conditions, including transportation problems and defense considerations, and examining promising experiments in cities such as Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Octavo (20.25cm); brick red cloth, with titles stamped...
[Item #27353]
Price: $25.00
 
Renewing Our Cities
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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Revised Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original tan decorative cloth embossed in red, black, and gilt; vi,158,[12](ads)pp. Spine a bit darkened and cocked, light soiling to cloth, additional minor shelf-wear, contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, else interior fine. Very Good and sound overall...
[Item #23250]
Price: $150.00
 
Maggie, a Girl of the Streets
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Street-Land: Its Little People and Big Problems
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1915. First Edition. Study of child welfare, homelessness, and working conditions in American cities. Of the sixteen photographic plates, 12 are credited to Lewis Hine. Octavo (19.5cm). Gray-green textured cloth boards; paper spine and cover labels; xviii,[2],291pp.; frontis. & 15 photographic plates. Spine and title...
[Item #27817]
Price: $125.00
 
Street-Land: Its Little People and Big Problems
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Mastering a Metropolis: Planning the Future of the New York Region
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. Second Printing. Octavo. Maroon cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 302pp. Spine gilt age-dulled; text clean, tight and unmarked. An attractive, VG copy.
[Item #20185]
Price: $25.00
 
18.

Poor People
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition. The second of Friedman's three works of long fiction, a sentimental tale of local-color about a Chicago tenement's inhabitants. Discussed by Rideout, though not cited among his list of radical novels, and quite uncommon. RIDEOUT p.14. First Printing. Octavo...
[Item #17236]
Price: $125.00
 
Poor People
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Deghettoization: Specifics for planning and an examination of elements of urban opportunity in New York City
Brooklyn: Idea Plan Associates, [1966?]. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original spiral-bound white pictorial card wrappers; [6],73pp.; text printed from typescript. Dust-soiling and uneven toning to wrappers, else Very Good and sound. Publication based on a study conducted by the former chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Harlem.
[Item #29806]
Price: $100.00
 
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Nize Baby
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926. First Edition. A novel portraying "life among the tenants, mainly Jewish, of a Bronx apartment house." HANNA 1513. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 207pp; illus. Contemporary owners name and...
[Item #20545]
Price: $50.00
 
21.

Howard Street: A Novel
New York: The Dial Press, Inc. 1968. First Edition. Powerful novel by the native New Jersey author, set in a section of a Negro ghetto in Newark, NJ and centered around the lives of its inhabitants - "prostitutes, procurers, pushers, drugs addicts, and other lost souls who have never known...
[Item #29475]
Price: $75.00
 
Howard Street: A Novel
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Black Suicide [Review Copy]
New York: Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, 1969. First Edition. Fascinating study on the suicide rate among young urban blacks. "Very movingly, it is made clear that the physical ghetto with its poverty, filth and violence is paralleled by a psychological ghetto-of-the-mind which makes the burden of blackness unbearable to many"...
[Item #29610]
Price: $30.00
 
Black Suicide [Review Copy]
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Porgy
[New York]: Grosset & Dunlap, [1925]. Reprint. Octavo (20.25cm.); original black cloth in white pictorial dust jacket, red topstain; 196pp.; illus. Some dust-soiling to dust jacket, small dampstain to spine foot, crown somewhat ragged. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Unstated reprint in black cloth, lacking Doran logo on copyright...
[Item #24669]
Price: $75.00
 
Porgy
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European Cities At Work
New York: Scribner's, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 370pp. Tight, Near Fine copy, gilt slightly dulled on spine; text clean, tight and unmarked.
[Item #20184]
Price: $25.00
 
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Trick Baby: The Biography of a Con Man
Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co. 1969 (but ca.1972). The author's second book, where he tells "the story of a blue-eyed, light-haired, white-skinned negro called "White Folks" - the most incredible con man he had ever met. White Folks could have passed in the white world but stayed in the...
[Item #27047]
Price: $30.00
 
Trick Baby: The Biography of a Con Man


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