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Challenge to Fear [from cover] A Record of the Massacre at South Chicago, Memorial Day 1937
Woodstock: Branch Publishers, 1938. First Edition. 12mo. Sewn, printed wrappers; 38pp. Trivial toning to wrapper edges, else about Fine – a crisp, minimally worn copy. Long poem memorializing the victims of the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, in which ten unarmed steelworkers were shot by police during the "Little Steel" strike. Uncommon.
[Item #31612]
Price: $60.00
 
Challenge to Fear [from cover] A Record of the Massacre at South Chicago, Memorial Day 1937. Leslie AULT.
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Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1933]. First Edition. Uninhibited autobiography of English-born American iron and steel worker-turned-politician of Irish descent, who "lost his conscience in the cradle and he never regained it...In politics and the dock walloper's rough and ready world, he quickly learned a conscience was no great help...
[Item #25149]
Price: $50.00
 
Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler. Richard J. BUTLER, Joseph Driscoll.
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The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
Marengo, IL: Colcord Institute of Professional Sales Training, (1944). First Edition Thus. Christmas keepsake from this popular motivational author of the Thirties and Forties. The author rhapsodizes on the glories of Free Enterprise, using as his objective correlative the Carnegie Steel Corporation and its long history of elevating "common labor"...
[Item #18599]
Price: $45.00
 
The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four. Dave COLCORD.
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Hard Hats and Hard Facts
New York: New Outlook Publishers, 1970. First Edition. Octavo (18.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; 24pp.; illus. Fine.
[Item #26395]
Price: $15.00
 
Hard Hats and Hard Facts. Gus HALL.
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The Lion Pit
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1961. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth; dustjacket; 343pp. Fine, straight copy in original and unclipped dustwrapper which is Near Fine but for three small scuffs to rear panel. Novel of the Pennsylvania steel industry.
[Item #33363]
Price: $25.00
 
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Citizens
New York: Viking Press, 1940. First Edition. "A novelized account of the killing of ten steel mill strikers in Chicago on Memorial Day, 1937." HANNA 2145; COAN p.84; BLAKE p.269. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); oatmeal-colored buckram, with titling and rule stamped in red on spine and front panel; red topstain;...
[Item #19402]
Price: $85.00
 
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The Challenge of Pittsburgh
New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 311pp; 20 inserted leaves of plates (incl. frontispiece). External wear; ownership signature to front wrapper and to half-title; internally complete and sound - a Good copy of the first printing. Social reform...
[Item #20445]
Price: $60.00
 
The Challenge of Pittsburgh. Daniel L. MARSH.
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The Lessons of the Homestead Troubles. Address Before the Sunset Club. Chicago, November 17th, 1892
Chicago: Knight, Leonard & Co., Printers, 1892. First edition. An anti-labor perspective from a prominent Chicago businessman and frequent contributor to the religious (and strongly anti-Socialist) journal "Bibliotheca Sacra." Six locations noted in OCLC -- curiously, none in Pennsylvania. 16mo (ca. 6" x 5"). Sewn pamphlet; printed wrappers; 26pp. Threads...
[Item #10289]
Price: $175.00
 
The Lessons of the Homestead Troubles. Address Before the Sunset Club. Chicago, November 17th, 1892. STEEL INDUSTRY, HOMESTEAD, Zephaniah Swift, Z. S. HOLBROOK.
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Steelworkers' Song Book
Pittsburgh: United Steelworkers of America, N.d. [ca 1950s]. 16mo. Pictorial card wrappers; 34pp. Ownership stamp ("William H. Friedland") inside front cover. Mild cover soil, else Near Fine. Uncommon labor songster, primarily of pro-labor hymns but with a sprinkling of favorite folk and parlor songs. COHEN (Work & Sing) 236. Apparently...
[Item #33989]
Price: $50.00
 
Steelworkers' Song Book. UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA.
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American Labor Struggles
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1936]. First Edition. Thick octavo (22cm.); original cloth in decorative dust jacket; xviii,398pp.; 8 leaves of plates, additional text illus. throughout. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed, spine toned with a couple of faint blue pencil lines, tiny loss to spine foot, 1-inch closed tear...
[Item #28799]
Price: $40.00
 
American Labor Struggles. Samuel YELLEN.