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Report of the General Executive Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America to the Sixth Biennial Convention
Philadelphia: 1924. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original drab printed wrappers; 340,[4],cxivpp.; plain photographic folding plate of the attendees of the convention. Wrapper edges quite rubbed with a few shallow losses not affecting text; textblock shaken and starting to separate from wrappers; still, About Very Good. At head of upper cover...
[Item #23240]
Price: $75.00
 
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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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The Rise of David Levinsky: A Novel
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1917. One of a handful of truly great novels of the Jewish experience in America of the 20th century, this an account of a Jewish immigrant who becomes a millionaire garment manufacturer, continuously in print since its first appearance in 1917. Includes description of...
[Item #22016]
Price: $100.00
 
The Rise of David Levinsky: A Novel
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The Rise of David Levinsky: A Novel
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1917. First Edition. One of a handful of truly great novels of the Jewish experience in America of the 20th century, this an account of a Jewish immigrant who becomes a millionaire garment manufacturer, continuously in print since its first appearance in 1917. Includes...
[Item #22073]
Price: $500.00
 
The Rise of David Levinsky: A Novel
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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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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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Tailor's Progress: The Story of A Famous Union and the Men Who Made It
New York: American Mercury - Doubleday Doran, 1944. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 360pp. Previous owner's printed bookplate ("Simon B. Shapiro"); faint wear and soil, still tight and Near Fine in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped and lightly worn, Very Good+. Presumed advance copy for review, with publication...
[Item #21265]
Price: $25.00
 
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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