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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. Anonymous photographer.
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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: $20.00
 
Maurice Sugar: Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit 1912-1950. AUTO WORKERS, Christopher H. JOHNSON.
3.

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: $300.00
 
Nobody Starves. Catharine BRODY.
4.

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! COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN.
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Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 (April, 1932)
Muskegon, MI: Muskegon Unemployed Council, 1932. An unrecorded Michigan newspaper, produced (briefly, we assume) by the Muskegon Unemployed Council. In addition to exposing corruption and mismanagement within Muskegon's municipal government, the paper makes repeated invitations to unemployed workers to join the Communist Party and read the Daily Worker, suggesting the...
[Item #27027]
Price: $100.00
 
Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 (April, 1932). COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN.
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Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 and Vol.1, No. 2
Muskegon, MI: Muskegon Unemployed Council, 1932. An unrecorded Michigan newspaper, produced (briefly, we assume) by the Muskegon Unemployed Council. In addition to exposing corruption and mismanagement within Muskegon's municipal government, the paper makes repeated invitations to unemployed workers to join the Communist Party and read the Daily Worker, suggesting the...
[Item #27000]
Price: $200.00
 
Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 and Vol.1, No. 2. COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN.
7.

Those Elegant Rolls-Royce
London: Dalton Watson Ltd. 1978. Revised Edition. A magnificent photographic tribute to Rolls-Royce motor cars built between 1907-1939, and to the 55 different Coachbuilding companies whose craft is so fully illustrated. Considered to be the standard reference book on Rolls-Royce coachwork. Small quarto (25cm); black leatherette, with titles stamped in...
[Item #32434]
Price: $50.00
 
Those Elegant Rolls-Royce. Lawrence DALTON.
8.

'Our Thing Is Drum!'
Detroit: Black Star Printing, [1970?]. Offprint from Leviathan Vol.2, No.2 (June, 1970), containing "The Midwest and the League" by Jim Jacobs, and "An Interview with Ken Cockrel and Mike Hamlin of The League of Revolutionary Black Workers." Slim octavo (21.75cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 38pp. A Fine copy.
[Item #31817]
Price: $25.00
 
'Our Thing Is Drum!'. Jim JACOBS, David Wellman.
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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
 
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Sonnets of Love and Liberty (Inscribed to Bob Travis)
New York: Blue Heron Press, 1955. First Edition. Octavo. Brown cloth; dustjacket; 63pp. Tiny scuff to base of front board; spine ends lightly rubbed; a tight, Near Fine copy in the original Rockwell Kent dustwrapper, toned on spine and with a few nicks to extremities; Very Good. Prospectus laid in...
[Item #30817]
Price: $75.00
 
Sonnets of Love and Liberty (Inscribed to Bob Travis). Walter LOWENFELS.
11.

Harry Pickering
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1938]. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in grey pictorial dust jacket, purple topstain; [6],374pp. Some general shelf wear, minor insect damage at bottom half inch of front jacket flap fold, some very light spotting and dust-soil, else Very Good and sound. Uncommon novel...
[Item #32505]
Price: $75.00
 
Harry Pickering. Robert E. McCLURE.
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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. RADICAL FICTION, DETROIT, Wessel SMITTER.
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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
 
The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America. Upton SINCLAIR.
14.

On the Line
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown and Company, [1957]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original two-toned (yellow and grey) simulated cloth in blue, white, and grey decorative dust jacket; [6],233pp. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed with a few short closed tears and chipping, some foxing along folds, else Very...
[Item #29933]
Price: $30.00
 
On the Line. Harvey SWADOS.
15.

Second Generation
London: Chatto and Windus, 1964. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 347pp. Tight, Near Fine, unmarked copy in the original unclipped dustwrapper by Ionicus, just lightly toned at extremities, Near Fine. Unusually attractive copy of Williams's second novel, set among Welsh workers in a British car factory. The second volume...
[Item #27113]
Price: $60.00
 
Second Generation. Raymond WILLIAMS.