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Tomorrow's Bread
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1938. First Edition. Sympathetic rendering of the life of a Jewish labor organizer among garment workers in New York and Chicago. Winner of the first Edwin Wolf Award (1938) for best novel of Jewish interest. The JPS co-published the book with a trade publisher...
[Item #17137]
Price: $125.00
 
Tomorrow's Bread
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Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
N.p. [South Willington, CT?]: Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, N.d. [1912]. First Edition. Promotional broadside for a union-sponsored dance, with music provided by Joe Hammond and his Rhythm Boys. Dances like these were typically held to raise funds for striking workers. Universal calendar provides a probable date of...
[Item #14688]
Price: $400.00
 
Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
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The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
Newark: Nordan Press, 1950. First Edition. Laudatory account of the history and leadership of the Fur & Leather Workers Union, which was the only openly Communist-controlled labor union in America. SEDMAN F178. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; xii, 708pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in VG dustwrapper with ca 1-1/2"...
[Item #16612]
Price: $25.00
 
The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
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The Amalgamated - Today and Tomorrow: The Accomplishments, the Policies and the Aims of the ORganized Clothing Workers of the Nation
New York: The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1939. First edition. Original printed wrappers (softcover, as issued); 144pp. Illus. Mild toning & edgewear to fragile wallet-edged covers; internally fresh and unmarked. A quite solid copy overall of an uncommon union history.
[Item #3704]
Price: $22.50
 
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Tales of A Tailor. Humor and Tragedy in the Struggles of the Early Immigrants Against the Sweatshop
New York: Friends Publishers, 1965. First edition. Small octavo. Pictorial cloth boards; dustjacket; 272pp. Illustrated by William Gropper; translated from the Yiddish by Max Rosenfeld. Hinges age-darkened, else a fine, straight copy in very lightly worn dustjacket with a few tiny closed nicks to extremities and some dusting to rear...
[Item #10240]
Price: $60.00
 
Tales of A Tailor. Humor and Tragedy in the Struggles of the Early Immigrants Against the Sweatshop
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To Promote the General Welfare: the Story of the Amalgamated
[New York]: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1950. First Edition. History of the ACWU, from its origins in 1910. Well-illustrated with photographic plates (halftones). Quarto (27cm). Stiff card wrappers; 161, (12)pp; illus. Bit of rubbing and wear to cover wrappers; internally clean and unmarked - Very Good. Preface by Jacob Potofsky.
[Item #14647]
Price: $20.00
 
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Tomorrow's Bread
New York: Liveright, 1938. First Edition. Strongly proletarian novel dealing with the battle to organize Jewish garment workers in New York and Chicago. Winner of the first Edwin Wolf Award (1938) for best novel of Jewish interest. Liveright co-published the book with the Jewish Publication Society, and we have seen...
[Item #11537]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Long Day. The True Story of a New York Girl As Told by Herself
New York: Century Company, 1905. First Edition. Slightly fictionalized autobiography of a turn-of-the-century working-class girl. A starkly realistic account of poverty, deprivation, and sexual victimhood -- positively reviewd by Jack London, among others. Reprinted in 1906; the first edition is somewhat scarce. Authorship is attributed to Dorothy Richardson, not to...
[Item #16756]
Price: $85.00
 
The Long Day. The True Story of a New York Girl As Told by Herself
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Woman's Labor Leader. An Autobiography of Agnes Nestor
Rockford, IL: Bellevue Books, 1954. First Edition. Posthumously-published memoir. Nestor (1880 - 1948) was a co-founder of the International Glove Workers' Union (1903) and The Women's Trade Union League (1907). Octavo (22cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 307pp; illus. Tight, clean copy, VG or better, in rather worn jacket with old tape...
[Item #12946]
Price: $25.00