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  1. Yours For Industrial Freedom

    Yours For Industrial Freedom

    $19.00

    In the fall of 1917, the Bureau of Intelligence, later renamed the FBI, raided halls run by the Industrial Workers of the World, hauling away a vast array of documents. Some of those documents, mostly correspondence, were later presented as evidence in the Chicago conspiracy trial of IWW leaders. The documents were excised from the trial transcript after appeals to reverse the convictions failed. For ninety years, it appeared that all trace of this sizable collection of primary source material had disappeared. While researching a book on the IWW during the World War I era, the author came across the sole surviving complete copy of the trial transcript, including all of the documents presented by the prosecution. This anthology is based on those documents. They present a picture of the IWW from the inside. These have been supplemented with articles, poems and cartoons drawn from the IWW's press. Learn More
  2. Wobblies and Zapatistas

    Wobblies and Zapatistas

    $20.00

    by Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic

    Wobblies and Zapatistas offers the reader an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, influenced by Marxism. They meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that 'my country is the world.'

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  3. Witnesses for Change: Quaker Women Over Three Centuries

    Witnesses for Change: Quaker Women Over Three Centuries

    $7.50

    An exploration of the importance of Quaker women within American social and political history. Learn More
  4. Uncommon People: Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz

    Uncommon People: Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz

    $10.00

    Highlighting Eric Hobsbawm's passionate concern for the lives and struggles of ordinary men and women, Uncommon People brings back into print his classic works on labor history, working people, and social protest, pairing them with more recent, previously unpublished pieces on everything from the villainy of Roy Cohen to the genius of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holliday. Uncommon People offers both an exciting introduction for the uninitiated as well as a broad-ranging retrospective of the work of "the best-known living historian in the world" (The Times, London). Learn More
  5. Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century

    Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century

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    Three renowned historians present stirring tales of labor: Howard Zinn tells the grim tale of the Ludlow Massacre, a drama of beleaguered immigrant workers, Mother Jones, and the politics of corporate power in the age of the robber barons. Dana Frank brings to light the little-known story of a successful sit-in conducted by the 'counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression. Robin D. G. Kelley's story of a movie theater musicians' strike in New York asks what defines work in times of changing technology. Learn More
  6. The Wobblies In Their Heyday

    The Wobblies In Their Heyday

    $23.00

    Based on extensive archival research, the IWW in Its Heyday looks at the union during the World War I era when it was able to organize militant strikes that drastically curtailed production in key industries, copper mining and lumber. It also looks at the debates within the union on how to build a broadly based movement to oppose the war. The book also details the coordinated campaign of repression launched by the administration of Woodrow Wilson with the intention of crushing the Wobblies. Learn More
  7. The Theory of Peasant Cooperatives

    The Theory of Peasant Cooperatives

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  8. The Strait

    The Strait

    $6.00

    Obenabi, the narrator, sings the story of his people confronting the European Invader. Emerging from the remembered experiences of his grandmothers, these personal tales of conflict, commerce, domestication, heroism, exchange and love are set in the Great Lakes region of North America. Most take place in splendid natural surroundings within walking distance of the Strait (now Detroit). Learn More
  9. The Story of Tatiana

    The Story of Tatiana

    $9.00

    In the shadow of the Jungfrau's peak that towers about Interlaken, Switzerland, Tatiana Leontiev carried out her Act. Historian Jacques Baynac recounts the life of this young Russian revolutionary before and after 1906, when she assassinated the man she believed was a Tsarist minister. Learn More
  10. The Rise & Fall of the Dil Pickle Club

    The Rise & Fall of the Dil Pickle Club

    $15.00

    What do Lucy Parsons, Clarence Darrow, Carl Sandburg, Mary MacLane, Lawrence Lipton, Elizabeth Davis (Queen of the Hoboes), Jun Fujita, Sherwood Anderson, Ralph Chaplin, Katherine Dunham, Djuna Barnes, Kenneth Rexroth, Sam Dolgoff, and Slim Brundage have in common? They were all Dil Picklers! Founded in 1914 by former Wobbly Jack Jones, Irish revolutionist Jim Larkin, and a group of fantastic IWW-oriented Bughouse Square hobos and soapboxers, the Dil Pickle Club, in just a few years, was widely recognized as the wildest, most playful, most creative, and most radical nightspot in the known universe—especially after Dr. Ben Reitman joined the club in 1917. In this book, Franklin Rosemont has collected forty-one reminiscences of the Dil Pickle by poets, artists, journalists, novelists, hobos, scholars, anarchist, wobblies, and other assorted radicals and oddballs. This brand new edition (for 2013) includes an introduction by Paul Durica. Learn More

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