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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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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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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: $150.00
 
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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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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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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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 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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Labor Spies in the N.M.U.
New York: National Maritime Union of America, N.d. [ca 1939]. First Edition. Details attempts by shipowners and the union's right-wing faction to infiltrate the NMU for the purposes of disrupting union organization on the New York waterfront. SEIDMAN N-37 [noting an expanded, 1946 printing] "...A procommunist account of a battle...
[Item #20175]
Price: $20.00
 
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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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