New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1934. First Edition. Attractive copy of Thomas's extensive Depression-era study of the conditions affecting millions of Americans, and the relation of these conditions to the capitalist system. He explores "the connection between the workers and the unions; the farmer, the miner, the "white collar" man, the factory workers. Women in industry and business. Child labor problems. Every aspect of the human side of labor, with many startling revelatios of the low standards of living even under so-called prosperity, and statements as to the ultimate conclusions if no drastic right about face is not accepted as necessary to preservation of our national integrity" (Kirkus Review, Dec.4, 1934). Born in Scotland to Irish parents, Maloney (1881-1952) was a neurologist, author, and member of the Irish independence movement in the United States; after the Easter Rising, he resigned his post in the British army, joined Clan na Gael, and wrote propaganda for the Irish independence movement. cf.Aiken, Siobhra. The Men Will Talk to Me: Ernie O'Malley's Interviews with the Northern Divisions. EGBERT II, p.292. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); brick red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; xxii,402pp. Inscribed by the author and his wife to William Joseph Marie Alois Maloney on the front endpaper: "To Wm J.M.A. Maloney with affection from / Violet Thomas / Norman Thomas." Gentle sunning to upper board edges, with the barest hint of mottling to cloth, else Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is price-clipped, lightly shelfworn, with a touch of dust-soil, a few short tears, and shallow loss to base of spine; Very Good+.