New York: Liveright, 1938. First Edition. Octavo. Gray cloth; dustjacket; 328pp. Foxing to cloth at gutters; page edges dusty; else a tight, Very Good copy in the scarce illustrated dustjacket which is heavily rubbed with chips and closed tears.
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 copies issued under both the Liveright and the JPS imprints (according to the JPS Annual Report for that year, Liveright had "purchased over 4000 copies" of the book by the end of 1938). BLAKE p.263. HANNA 353.