The Bitter Cry of the Children. SOCIALISM - CHILD LABOR, John SPARGO.

The Bitter Cry of the Children

New York: Macmillan, 1906. First Edition. A socialist's exposé of child labor in America, well-illustrated with photographic plates credited to Marjory Hall, G.W. Goler, Peter Roberts, and the Pennsylvania Child Labor Committee (the last photographic plates, though uncredited, almost certainly by Lewis Hine). Spargo (1876-1966) edited the socialist monthly The Comrade and published a number of socialist tracts before moving to the right during the First World War. In his later years Spargo was an outspoken advocate of free-market capitalism. The current work went through numerous reprintings; the first edition is somewhat uncommon in the trade, and is notable for the quality of its photographic illustrations. Octavo (20cm). Brown gilt-pictorial cloth boards; 337pp; 32 inserted leaves of plates (halftones). Light edgewear to boards, still a bright, clean, and unmarked copy, Near Fine.

Price: $275.00

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