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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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Ten Bulletins and Press Releases From the Harry Bridges Defense Committee, 1939-40
San Francisco: Harry Bridges Defense Committee, 1939-40. A rare group of source documents from one of the most celebrated anti-labor trials of the Cold War era. Bridges, an Australian-born labor leader, rose to prominence as a the lead spokesman for labor in the bloody West Coast Longshore Strike of 1934...
[Item #18919]
Price: $300.00
 
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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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Application for Membership in The Miners' Protective Association, Cripple Creek, Colo.
[Cripple Creek]: [1913]. Application of one Charles Doughty, an "ore-sorter," for membership in the Miners' Protection Association, date-stamped Jan 31, 1913. Following the Colorado mine strike of 1903-1904, which was led by the radical Western Federation of Miners under legendary leader William "Big Bill" Haywood, Colorado mine owners succeeded in...
[Item #14332]
Price: $175.00
 
Application for Membership in The Miners' Protective Association, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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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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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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The Cry of the Street
Boston: Angel Guardian Company, 1913. First edition. Uncommon novel of the Lawrence Textile strike, written by a devoutly Catholic anti-socialist reformer. Blake calls the novel "nonsensical" and "old-fashioned," but it's worth noting that the author's viewpoint was likely the prevailing one among the non-laboring classes of Lawrence at this time...
[Item #11377]
Price: $50.00
 
The Cry of the Street
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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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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: $30.00
 
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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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Crucible Island: A Romance, an Adventure and an Experiment
New York: Manhattanville Press, 1919. First Edition. NEGLEY 881. LEWIS p.142. SARGENT p.84. Anti-Socialist dystopia, described by Lewis as "dull, and not only anti-Socialist, but anti-feminist and anti-Irish as well." Pallen (1858-1929) was a prolific Catholic writer; as Chairman of the National Civic Federation's Department of Subversive Movements, he proved...
[Item #8606]
Price: $125.00
 
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The Red Network: A "Who's Who" and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots
Kenilworth, IL: by the Author, 1934. First Edition. The somewhat uncommon first edition of Dillings oft-reprinted manual for red-baiters. SEIDMAN D200: "...lists 450 organizations and 1,300 individuals under the communist label, applying this term indiscriminately to all types of social reform as well as to radical groups." Octavo (21cm). Original...
[Item #16359]
Price: $45.00
 
The Red Network: A "Who's Who" and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots
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The Road Ahead: America's Creeping Revolution
New York: Committee for Constitutional Government / Devin-Adair, 1949. Cold War-era attack on communist influences in American government, using the example of British labour socialism as a dire example of "where we are headed." Flynn was a strident anti-New Dealer, and co-founder of the America First Committee. 12mo. Staple-bound, pictorial...
[Item #16390]
Price: $20.00
 
The Road Ahead: America's Creeping Revolution
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The Government in the Chicago Strike of 1894
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1913. First Edition. Account of the 1894 Pullman Strike, as seen by Cleveland from the vantage point of the Presidency. Originally delivered as a lecture at Princeton University in 1904. 12mo (20cm). Original blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on cover and spine; 49pp. Standard library...
[Item #14672]
Price: $30.00
 
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Broadside: Will You Be Free To Celebrate Christmas In The Future?
Milwaukee: Allen-Bradley Co. (1957). Complete reprint, in broadside form, of the HUAC testimony of Frederick Charles Schwarz, Exceutive Director of the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade. Schwartz's testimony included the famous line: "Every act that contributes to the Communist conquest is a peaceful act. If they take a gun, they take a....
[Item #14892]
Price: $150.00
 
Broadside: Will You Be Free To Celebrate Christmas In The Future?
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Brief On Communism by the American Bar Association
Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 1953. Second Printing. Includes statements of J. Edgar Hoover before the Appropriations subcommittee, Feb 3 & 7, 1950, and before HUAC on March 26, 1947. With a [highly partisan bibliography on World Communism prepared by the American Legion National Americanism Commission. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Glossy...
[Item #15384]
Price: $18.00
 
Brief On Communism by the American Bar Association
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I Challenge the Un-Americans
New York: The Communist Party, 1947. First edition. Staple-bound pamphlet. 12mo; printed wrappers (softcover); 16p. Light soil; text tanned, minor chips to edges. SEIDMAN D-128: "...denunciation of the House Un-American Activities Committee.."
[Item #10877]
Price: $12.00
 
I Challenge the Un-Americans
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The Colorado Industrial Plan. Including a Copy of the Plan of Representation and Agreement Adopted at the Coal and Iron Mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
N.p. [Denver?]: Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, 1916. First Edition. Very Good. First Edition. 16moStiff card wraps; 95pp. Mild soil to covers; ownership markings to first flyleaf; still a solid, VG copy. Rockefeller's mea non culpa for the Colorado Miner's strike of 1916. Scarce.
[Item #3710]
Price: $50.00
 
The Colorado Industrial Plan. Including a Copy of the Plan of Representation and Agreement Adopted at the Coal and Iron Mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
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The Crimson Tide. A Novel.
New York: Appleton, 1919. First Edition. HANNA 652. A romance of the first Red Scare, in which a doughty heroine does battle against Bolshevists and the IWW following the First World War. A quote from the jacket gives expresses the general tenor of the work: "The Reds -- The Terrorists...
[Item #8556]
Price: $300.00
 
The Crimson Tide. A Novel.
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Red Alley
Cedar Rapids: The Torch Press, 1938. First Edition. HANNA 424. Novel of workers and communist labor organizers in a New England textile town, with a decidedly anticommunist slant. A very fresh copy. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 351pp. Fine, unmarked copy in bright, crisp dustjacket with light rubbing along bottom edge, still...
[Item #8548]
Price: $95.00
 
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Ganton & Co. A Story of Chicago Commercial and Social Life
Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1908. First Edition. Anti-union novel, focusing on labor unrest and corrupt union bosses in the Chicago meat-packing industry. SMITH E-31. HANNA 1066. BLAKE p.232. Octavo (20cm). Original green cloth boards, lettered in darker green on spine and front cover; 415pp. Frontis. and four inserted leaves of plates...
[Item #14578]
Price: $60.00
 
Ganton & Co. A Story of Chicago Commercial and Social Life


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