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Race Riot
New York: The Dryden Press, 1943. First Edition. Analysis of the 1943 Detroit Race Riots, with detailed descriptions and chronology of events. The authors were both professors of Sociology at Wayne State University. Small octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in white on spine; 143pp. Mild signs of use, still...
[Item #14795]
Price: $125.00
Race Riot

Henry Ford and the Negro People
[Detroit]: National Negro Congress and the Michigan Negro Congress, 1940. First Edition. Addresses black workers at Ford's River Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, encouraging them to stand with white workers and aid the UAW's organizing efforts at the plant. Addresses Ford's racist and antisemitic history, particularly singling out a pro-KKK...
[Item #21085]
Price: $125.00

Five original amateur black-and-white photographs of the so-called "Battle of Toledo," during the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934
1934. Rare vernacular views of one of the key disputes in American labor history. The Toledo Auto-Lite Strike (April-June, 1934) marked a key victory for the American Federation of Labor and led to widespread unionization in the auto industry. It was also one of the bloodiest labor diputes of the...
[Item #21736]
Price: $500.00
Five original amateur black-and-white photographs of the so-called "Battle of Toledo," during the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934

We Make Our Own History: A Portrait of the UAW
Detroit: International Union, UAW, 1986. First Edition. Quarto (31cm). Pictorial card wrappers (softcover, as issued); 158pp. Fine. Photographic history of the United Auto Workers.
[Item #14646]
Price: $15.00

Maurice Sugar: Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit 1912-1950
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1988. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; 334pp. Clean, tight and unmarked, about Fine, without jacket.
[Item #15939]
Price: $16.00
Maurice Sugar: Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit 1912-1950

Nobody Starves
New York: Longmans, Green, 1932. First Edition. A female heroine survives economic depression and a violent labor strike in 1930's Detroit, only to be shot by her deranged, unemployed husband. All but forgotten today, this is one of the really great proletarian novels of the Depression, highly praised upon publication...
[Item #14440]
Price: $450.00
Nobody Starves

Broadside - Vote Communist Against Hunger, Wage Cuts, Fascism & War!
Hamtramck, MI: [Michigan Communist Party], 1934. First Edition. Broadside announcing the 1934 Communist Party municipal ticket for the Detroit suburb of Hamtramck, Michigan. Includes a large central portrait of mayoral candidate George Kristalsky and smaller portraits of seven City Council candidates, which include one woman (Jennie Romaniuk) and one African-American...
[Item #14600]
Price: $200.00
Broadside - Vote Communist Against Hunger, Wage Cuts, Fascism & War!

The Gray People [...] 1. Hundreds of Americans murdered in the Gulag; 2. Sexual abuse of political prisoners
[Pittsburgh? Independent Publishing House, 1981]. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original printed white card wrappers (a few soil spots); v,[1],106pp. Wrappers foxed, textblock toned, else Very Good and sound. Independent Publishing House's first publication, the second autobiographical work of Victor Herman, a Detroit-born Jewish-American who travelled to the Soviet Union as...
[Item #26657]
Price: $50.00

The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike Against G.M. 1936-37. How Industrial Unionism Was Won
Ann Arbor: Radical Education Project, 1967. Offprint. Quarto (11" x 8-1/2"). Staple-bound, mimeographed sheets; [34pp]. Light soil and wear; possibly lacking rear wrapper (but text complete, including references); Very Good. Reprints Linder's article which originally appeared in the journal Progressive Labor, Feb/Mar 1967.
[Item #16887]
Price: $15.00

F.O.B. Detroit
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First Edition. A worker's life and hard times in the Detroit auto industry, written by a one-time Ford employee. The inscribee, Paul Jordan-Smith (1885-1971), was a California journalist and editor who achieved notoriety in 1931 as the founder of the so-called "Disumbrationist School of...
[Item #14416]
Price: $200.00
F.O.B. Detroit

The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America
Pasadena, CA: Published by the Author, [1937]. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original green printed staplebound wrappers; [2],119pp.; text in double column. Spine cocked, wrapper rectos fading and extremities foxed and a bit worn; contemporary ownership signature at head of title page. About Very Good. Fictional account of the rise...
[Item #26780]
Price: $50.00

Greve Sauvage: Dodge Truck June 1974
Paris: Echanges et Mouvement, 1977. First Edition. Quarto. Mimeographed wrappers; 32p; illus. Light wear; Near Fine. Analysis of the 1972 Wildcat Strike at Chrysler's Warren Truck Plant; well-illustrated with (mimeographed) photographs by Millard Berry. Uncommon early issue of "Echange," the organ of the French leftist network "Echange et Mouvement," which...
[Item #12893]
Price: $85.00