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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
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How the Federal Government Builds Ghettos
New York: National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, 1967. Second Printing. From the foreword: "This pamphlet constitutes a charge by the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing that the Federal Government builds ghettos. It is primarily responsible for undergirding a ghetto system that dominates, distorts, and despoils every aspect of...
[Item #16692]
Price: $25.00
 
How the Federal Government Builds Ghettos
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Cities Under Siege: An Anatomy of the Ghetto Riots, 1964-1968
New York: Basic Books, Inc. 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 436pp. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Price-clipped; lightly rubbed jacket; else clean copy in very good dustjacket with unmarked text.
[Item #15463]
Price: $15.00
 
Cities Under Siege: An Anatomy of the Ghetto Riots, 1964-1968
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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. 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 of the...
[Item #25130]
Price: $50.00
 
Reveille for Radicals
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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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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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Housing in the United States: Problems and Policy
Montreal: International Labour Office, 1945. Offprint. Reprinted from the International Labour Review, Vol. LII, no. 1, July, 1945. Octavo (23cm.); original yellow staplebound wrappers printed in brown; [2],28,[2]pp.; tables throughout. Dustsoiling along wrapper extremities; vertical fold, minor wear from handling, else Near Very Good. Survey of American housing policy at...
[Item #25420]
Price: $30.00
 
Housing in the United States: Problems and Policy
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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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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
 
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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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Report of the Mayor's Committee on Unemployment
New York: [Press of C.S. Nathan], 1916. First Edition. First large-scale survey of unemployment and relief in New York City, conducted by a Commission established by Mayor John Purroy Mitchell in 1914. Illustrations after photographs. Octavo. Tan printed card wrappers; 109pp; 4 inserted leaves of plates (halftones); folding table. Covers...
[Item #18757]
Price: $60.00
 
16.

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
 
17.

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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Negro Housing in Certain Virginia Cities. Publications of the University of Virginia Phelps-Stokes Fellowship Papers: Number Eight
Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1927. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 158pp. Fresh copy, clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine.
[Item #18962]
Price: $20.00
 
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Segregation in Washington: A Report of the National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital. November, 1948
Chicago: National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital, 1948. First Edition. "A condensed summary of the research fndings of the National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital." Illustrated throughout with photographic text illustrations (halftones). The author was the son of Federal judge and long-time Commissioner of Baseball Kennesaw...
[Item #20348]
Price: $75.00
 
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Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"
[London: S.i. 1978]. Poster produced by the Huntley Street Squatters, who were located at 1-9 Huntley Street in Bloomsbury. In addition to being the center of the London Squatters Union, the Huntley Street squat was home to more than 150 squatters and 32 children who occupied the building in 1977-78...
[Item #19872]
Price: $750.00
 
Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"
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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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Sidewalk Story
New York: Viking Press, 1971. First Edition. Young adult novel centered around a nine-year-old name Lilly Etta, who plots and schemes to prevent her best friend's family from getting evicted from their inner city apartment. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings by Harlem, NY artist Leo Carty. A Council...
[Item #25727]
Price: $50.00
 
23.

Through Midnight Streets
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1954]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original simulated cloth in pictorial dust jacket by John O'Hara Cosgrave II; [10],299pp. Some light wear to jacket extremities, including a few short closed tears; rear panel dust-soiled, as is top textblock edge. Still, a Very Good, attractive copy. Novel...
[Item #26631]
Price: $75.00
 
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Affirmative Action to Achieve Integration: A report based on the NCDH Brotherhood-in-Action Housing Conference
[New York: National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, 1966]. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original green printed staplebound wrappers; 40pp. Very slightly dust-soiled, else About Fine.
[Item #26319]
Price: $30.00
 
25.

Portrait of a Young Man Drowning
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First Edition. The African-American author's first novel, the principal characters of which are an Irish-American family living in a Brooklyn slum. The protagonist, "a young man of generous and innocent nature," drops out of school and goes to work for the hoodlums who rule...
[Item #26542]
Price: $40.00
 


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