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Labor Monopolies - Or Freedom
New York: Committee for Constitutional Government, 1946. First Edition. Anti-labor propaganda by a private industry group. Illustrated with a few halftones documenting atrocities committed by union picketers and organizers. 12mo. Pictorial wrappers; 166pp; illus. Mild external wear; paper slightly tanned; else a tight, unmarked, VG copy.
[Item #16328]
Price: $15.00
 
Labor Monopolies - Or Freedom
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The Labor Spy Racket
New York: Modern Age, [1937]. First Edition. Review of testimony from the La Folette Committee investigation on anti-labor and strikebreaking activities in American industry, 1935-7. Issued in Modern Age's inexpensive "Red Seal" paperback series; copies in dustwrapper are uncommon and this is a striking jacket indeed, with a strong industrial...
[Item #27302]
Price: $25.00
 
The Labor Spy Racket
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Boo!  Atlanta’s Feurher Is Trying to Scare Us With His Storm Troopers.
Atlanta: Atlanta Hotel Men's Association, N.d. [ca 1940]. Leaflet issued by the Atlanta Hotel Men's Association, an anti-labor business group, to counteract picketing of the Atlantan Hotel, where 9 employees who had demanded a wage contract had gone on strike. The text equates the striking workers with Hitler's storm-troopers, accusing them...
[Item #29392]
Price: $250.00
 
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Socialism or Empire. A Danger [...] the most serious questions presented to the American people since the abolishment of slavery is not receiving due consideratin [&c]
[Omaha: Klopp & Bartlett, ca 1908]. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover; 229pp. Ownership signature to front endpaper (James J. McNeely, Sturgeon Bay WI) to front endpaper, dated 1909. Very Good copy. Anti-socialist polemic by a proponent of laissez-faire economics: "...any interference with the...
[Item #28278]
Price: $20.00
 
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Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 227pp; illus. Fine and unmarked in unworn jacket; near-new.
[Item #16013]
Price: $25.00
 
Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
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The Struggle in Colorado for Industrial Freedom. No. 13 - August 17, 1914. The Activities in Colorado of "Mother Jones"
[Denver]: [Committee of Coal Mine Managers], 1914. First Edition. One of a series of anti-union "newsletters" issued weekly by the Committee of Coal Mine Managers in an effort to sway public opinion away from the Western Federation of Miners during the protracted and bloody 1914 Colorado coal strike. These leaflets...
[Item #14349]
Price: $175.00
 
The Struggle in Colorado for Industrial Freedom. No. 13 - August 17, 1914. The Activities in Colorado of "Mother Jones"
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The Disinherited [Inscribed]
New York: Covici Friede, 1934. Conroy's first novel, cited by Walter Rideout as "one of the relatively few proletarian novels written by a working-class author." After the deaths of his brothers and father in a series of mining accidents, Conroy's protagonist bounces around the country, working an endless string of...
[Item #17574]
Price: $350.00
 
The Disinherited [Inscribed]
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The Fear of Conspiracy: Images of Un-American Subversion from the Revolution to the Present
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards, dustjacket; 369pp. Jacket slightly faded, with snag at crown of spine; internally tight and unmarked; Very Good.
[Item #16001]
Price: $25.00
 
The Fear of Conspiracy: Images of Un-American Subversion from the Revolution to the Present
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The Grapple: A Story of the Illinois Coal Region [&c...]
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1905. First Edition. Strike novel with a strong anti-union message, set in the coal fields of southern Illinois. SMITH C-724. HANNA 788. Not in Blake. Octavo (19.5cm); publisher's olive green pictorial cloth boards, stamped in colors on spine and front cover; [iv], [1]-415 + 2pp...
[Item #18331]
Price: $125.00
 
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Sixteen leaflets promoting The Conservative Society of America and the "American Party"
New Orleans / Pineville LA: Kent Courtney, 1965-72. 1. The Conservative Society of America: An Invitation to Patriotic Political Action (C.S.A. no. 1, 1969) 2. Meet Kent Courtney: A Biographical Sketch (C.S.A. no. 2, ca. 1970) 3. American Patriots Speak: Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death (CSA No. 3...
[Item #20506]
Price: $200.00
 
Sixteen leaflets promoting The Conservative Society of America and the "American Party"
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The Scarlet Empire
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1906. First Edition. Socialist dystopia with Atlantean setting. The author was President of the very conservative National Association of Manufacturers, so perhaps may be forgiven his jaundiced take on social progress. NEGLEY 891. SARGENT p.138. LEWIS p.143. Octavo. Red cloth boards, blocked in black and yellow on spine...
[Item #16766]
Price: $20.00
 
The Scarlet Empire
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Bolshevism and the Workers
Nela Park, Cleveland: [General Electric], ca 1920. First Edition. One of a series of anti-labor propaganda pamphlets produced anonymously by the General Electric Corporation in the Teens and Twenties. Illustrated with halftones of scenes of the Revolution and key revolutionary figures. Makes the argument that the workers' lot is far...
[Item #19493]
Price: $75.00
 
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Our Chameleon Comrades. The Reds Turn Yellow!
San Diego: Danielle Publishers, 1938. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm). Red cloth boards; dustjacket; 178pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly soiled jacket, Near Fine. Right-wing anti-Soviet propaganda from a fundamentalist Christian perspective.
[Item #27358]
Price: $45.00
 
Our Chameleon Comrades. The Reds Turn Yellow!
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An Appeal To America [...] Plan Christian Action Against Anti-Christ Educational System
San Diego: Danielle Publishers, 1938. First Edition. Tabloid (44cm) bifolium; 4pp. On newsprint. Newsprint slightly browned, a little tender at folds with brief splits at outer margin; Good or better. Christian-right attack against communist influence in schools, encroaching "modernism." OCLC locates no institutional copies as of September, 2015.
[Item #27359]
Price: $45.00
 
An Appeal To America [...] Plan Christian Action Against Anti-Christ Educational System
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Socialism: The Nation of Fatherless Children
Boston: Thomas J. Flynn, N.d. (ca 1914). Second Edition. Octavo (20cm). Red cloth boards, lettered in white on spine and front cover; 365pp. Spine lettering mostly flaked away; endpapers darkened; else a tight, VG copy. Refutation of Marxism by two Catholic writers, one of them (Goldstein) a briefly prominent convert...
[Item #20124]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Desert of Wheat
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1947]. "Great Western Edition" Novel first published in 1919, "An anti-labor account of the ruin of a loyal German-American farmer in Washington state by striking I.W.W. farm workers" - HANNA 1504; see also BLAKE, pp. 239-40, and MILES 4995 for the first edition. Octavo (19.5cm.);...
[Item #28876]
Price: $35.00
 
The Desert of Wheat
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[Spine Title] Investigation of Un-American Activities. Volume XXIX: 1958
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1958. First Edition. Investigation Of Soviet Espionage (Parts I & II); Investigation of Communist Infiltration and Propaganda Activities in Basic Industry (Gary, Ind., Area); Investigation of Communist Activities in the New England Area (Parts I-III); Communist Propaganda, Part 9: Student Groups, Distributors, and Propagandists; Communism...
[Item #25699]
Price: $150.00
 
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[Spine Title] Investigation of Un-American Activities. Volume XXX: 1958
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1958. First Edition. Communist Program for World Conquest: Consultation with Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, United States Army; Communist Psychological Warfare (Brainwashing). Consultation with Edward Hunter; International Commlunism (Communist Propaganda Activities in Canada). Consultation with Milan Jakubec; Communist Psychological Warfare (Thought Control). Consultation with Constantin W. Boldyreff;...
[Item #25697]
Price: $150.00
 
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Original lithograph (untitled) depicting an I.W.W. meeting
Kalamazoo, MI: G.H. Lockwood, N.d. (ca 1910s). A dramatic and well-executed caricature, depicting the God of "Barbarism" fanning the flames of "Class Hatred" through the mouth of an IWW orator, while a concerned Uncle Sam and a horde of gullible-looking laborers look on. Thomson was well-known for his anti-Labor cartoons...
[Item #20103]
Price: $300.00
 
Original lithograph (untitled) depicting an I.W.W. meeting
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The Herrin Massacre. What the Leading Newspapers of the Country Have to Say on the Wholesale Murders in the Southern Illinois Coal Strike
New York: John Price Jones, [1922]. First Edition. Quarto. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 8pp. Cover soiled at bottom margin, else Very Good. Introductory statement by the editor, followed by 7 pages of newspaper extracts regarding the Herrin (Illinois) mine massacre of 1922, when, following the murder of three union colliers, an army...
[Item #28294]
Price: $75.00
 
The Herrin Massacre. What the Leading Newspapers of the Country Have to Say on the Wholesale Murders in the Southern Illinois Coal Strike
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The Rising Tide: A Novel Dealing With the Spread of Bolshevism and Atheism Throughout America
New York: The Christian Alliance Publishing Company, (1927). First Edition. Anti-bolshevik, anti-semitic novel, set as a "Christian romance" among students and faculty at the fictional "Union Bible Institute." Contemporary events are mentioned, including the Bridgman Raid and the "discovery" of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (a document...
[Item #25928]
Price: $250.00
 
The Rising Tide: A Novel Dealing With the Spread of Bolshevism and Atheism Throughout America
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The Red Peril
Cleveland: The Ohio Apostolate, 1912. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Printed thick paper wrappers; 56pp. Inked catalog number to front wrapper, else just light external wear and soil; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. A Catholic priest's exegesis on the evils of Socialism. Includes a substantial section on the Society of...
[Item #20428]
Price: $60.00
 
The Red Peril
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Classes and Masses: Wealth Wages and Welfare in the United Kingdom. A Handbook of Social Facts for Political Thinkers and Speakers.
London: A & C Black, 1896. Octavo. Tan buckram (hardcover); 139pp. Clean and solid copy, not far from fine but for a spot of lifting to cloth on front cover and mild darkening to spine; internally fine.Though advertised as a "handbook of social facts," the author in fact puts forth...
[Item #1349]
Price: $40.00
 
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Tin Soldiers: The Organized Militia and What It Really Is
Boston: Richard Badger, 1912. First Edition. Plea for a volunteer militia movement, well-illustrated with 15 leaves of halftone plates. Includes a chapter on Strike Duty, which the author calls "the worst kind of duty that can fall to the lot of the soldier." Octavo (20cm). Blue cloth boards, spine lettered...
[Item #14092]
Price: $65.00
 
Tin Soldiers: The Organized Militia and What It Really Is
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Tin Soldiers: The Organized Militia and What It Really Is
Boston: Richard Badger, 1912. First Edition. Plea for a volunteer militia movement, well-illustrated with 15 leaves of halftone plates. Includes a chapter on Strike Duty, which the author calls "the worst kind of duty that can fall to the lot of the soldier." Octavo (20cm). Blue cloth boards, spine lettered...
[Item #14093]
Price: $30.00
 
Tin Soldiers: The Organized Militia and What It Really Is


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