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image of Nine million Americans walk the streets / Six million foreigners hold good jobs, why? [leaflet]

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Elgin, IL: P.G. White, 1936. 3.25x6.4 inch leaflet printed on thin card, evenly toned, otherwise very good. Cartoon by H.W. Evans depicts European immigrants with heavy accents kicking native-born Americans out of work. Text on the back urges the reader to contact congressional representatives to deport "illegal residents." Issued in the context of European refugees entering the US to… Read more
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image of Songs of Revolt. A collection of 106 songs for the use of workers, compiled by the Revolutionary Workers League, US

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Chicago: Demos Press, for the Chicago Unit, Revolutionary Workers League US (Revolt), 1939. 34p., 8.5x11 inches, mimeographed text. Lyrics only, some tunes indicated in titles. Small adhesion to right edge of front cover, otherwise very good. There were two groups simultaneously called the RWL; this was the Detroit-based one (which had branches in Chicago and other cities), lead by… Read more
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image of Irene, Or, The Life and Fortunes of a Yankee Girl, a tale in eight cantos

Irene, Or, The Life and Fortunes of a Yankee Girl, a tale in eight cantos

by Allen, Dr. B. F. [Benjamin Franklin]

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Published
1878
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£14.79

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Joliet IL: Signal Printing Office, for the author, 1878. Hardcover. xii, 167p., 7x4.5 inch brown cloth boards cover-titled gilt and panelling in blind, very good condition.
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image of The Vigilante: Vol. 1 No. 4, September 16, 1933

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Chicago: n.pub, 1933. 4p., wraps, 9.25x11.25 inches, edgeworn, marker notation on front wrap else very good condition. Includes a list of 356 alleged Communist/Socialist/atheist groups, a report on an alleged communist Hungarian professor & a plot for an armed uprising lead by Communist 'gun-men' of Wisconsin farmer.
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Hobohemia

by Beck, Frank O.

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Published
1956
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£22.19

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Rindge, New Hampshire: Richard R. Smith Publisher, 1956. Hardcover. 95p., cloth-covered boards, 5.75x8.75 inches, ex-library with card pocket and "withdrawn" stamp on front paste-down endpaper, remains of renewal slip on free front endpaper, and ownership stamp on rear paste-down endpaper. No dj. Minister's stories of skid row in Chicago, the IWW, Emma Goldman, Ben Reitman, Nina Van Zandt,… Read more
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image of Mattachine Review: vol. 8, #1, January 1962: Beginning 8th Year

Mattachine Review: vol. 8, #1, January 1962: Beginning 8th Year

by Call, Harold, editor, Paul Goodman, Terry L. Baum, et al.

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Published
1962
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£33.28

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San Francisco: Mattachine Society, 1962. Magazine. 32p. includes covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, articles, opinion, resources, poetry and fiction stain on front cover and on fore-edge else very good digest-size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. This issue features "Pornography, Art & Censorship" by Paul Goodman, an editorial on the lifting of anti-gay laws in Illinois, and discussion of other efforts on… Read more
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Hobohemia

by Beck, Frank O.

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Published
1956
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Rindge, New Hampshire: Richard R. Smith Publisher, 1956. Hardcover. 95p., cloth-covered boards, 5.75x8.75 inches, ex-library with accession number and "withdrawn" stamp on front board, remains of dj glued to front paste-down endpaper, bookplate on free front endpaper, large sticker scar on rear paste-down endpaper, and stamp on copyright page. Minister's stories of skid row in Chicago, the IWW, Emma… Read more
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image of The Communist election platform, 1936 [Version printed for Illinois]

The Communist election platform, 1936 [Version printed for Illinois]

by Communist Party. National Campaign Committee

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Published
1936
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New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1936. 14p., staplebound pamphlet, paper toned, old ownership stamp on cover. This pamphlet was printed in many versions that look the same from the front, but have a full page of text on the rear cover tailored to a particular area. In this case it announces CPUSA candidates in the state of Illinois. … Read more
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Bolshevism; promises and reality. An appraisal of the results of the Marxist dictatorship over Russia

by Maximov, G[regorii Petrovich; also spelled Gregory Maximoff]

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Published
1935
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Chicago: The Free Society Group of Chicago, 1935. Pamphlet. 35p., staplebound pamphlet, wraps worn and soiled, title page stained and detached but present, pages toned, pages chipped at corners. After leaving the Soviet Union for Germany in 1922, the author co-founded the Anarcho-Syndicalist International. He came to the United States in 1925 and settled in Chicago.
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image of The bomb, a novel.  Introduction by John Dos Passos, afterword by John Zerzan

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Portland, OR: Feral House, 1996. Paperback. 213p., wraps, very good condition. First published in 1908. On Chicago anarchists and the Haymarket bombing.
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Champaign, IL: Resurgence, 1989. Single sheet, printed both sides, 8.5x11 inches, fold-creased, small stain on rear else very good condition. Warns anarchists against federation with Marxists and Trotskyists, particularly the formerly Trotskyist Revolutionary Socialist League, which had recently disbanded and declared that its former members had converted to anarchism.
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Chicago Peace Budget

by Chicago Peace Council

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Published
1982
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Chicago: Chicago Peace Council, 1982. Pamphlet. 15p., stapled wraps, 5.25x8.25 inches, wraps lightly worn, bottom corner of front wrap dog-eared else very good condition.
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image of Working class unity; the role of  Communists in the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1919-1923

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New York: New Outlook Publishers, 1975. 31p., wraps, date penned on front wrap else very good condition. An ad-hoc cover has been added for the occasion of the 21st national convention of the CPUSA in Chicago, this has a Haymarket-themed illustration and different titling ("Chicago, city of Haymarket, welcomes 21st national convention CPUSA. June 26-29, 1975").
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image of Joe Hill Centennial / Don't mourn, organize / 1879-1979 [pinback button]

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n.p.: ILHS (Illinois Labor History Society ), 1979. 1.5 inch pin, very good.
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image of Constructive anarchism. Foreword by George Woodcock, translated by H. Frank_Ada Siegel

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Chicago: Maximoff Memorial Publication Committee, 1952. Hardcover. 152p., original red cloth binding, very good condition in a heavily worn and soiled dj. Front panel of dj has a small section torn off along the top edge and a large stain across the title.
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image of Constructive anarchism. Foreword by George Woodcock, translated by H. Frank_Ada Siegel

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Chicago: Maximoff Memorial Publication Committee, 1952. Hardcover. 152p., original red cloth binding, very good condition in a worn and soiled dj with several large closed tears repaired with non-archival tape.
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image of Herald: Chicago Prime Timers monthly newsletter; vol. 27, #11, November, 2004

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Chicago: Chicago Prime Timers, 2004. Two 8.5x11 inch sheets printed both sides and stapled upper-left corner, newsletter with calendar of events on last sheet. Gay male seniors club.
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La tragedia de Chicago

by Mella, Ricardo

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Published
1975
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[Mexico?]: Ediciones Antorcha, 1975. Pamphlet. 45p., stapled printed wraps, text block mimeographed, wraps heavily edgeworn, paper lightly toned else very good condition, 8.5x11 inches. First written in 1889, Mella, born in 1861, died 1925 Coleccion el Roedor 1.
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image of The Evolutionist: Vol. 1 No. 8, February 1910

The Evolutionist: Vol. 1 No. 8, February 1910

by Lewis, Arthur M., ed

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Published
1910
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Chicago, IL: Arthur M Lewis, 1910. Magazine. pp293-322 stapled wraps, 5x6.75 inches, wraps lightly edgeworn and toned, staples rusted else good condition. Most of the issue devoted to "flashlights on Human Progress" by J. Howard Moore. Lewis is discussed extensively in Pittenger's "American socialists and evolutionary thought, 1870-1920
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The Evolutionist: Vol. 1 No. 8, February 1910

by Lewis, Arthur M., ed

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1910
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Chicago, IL: Arthur M Lewis, 1910. Magazine. pp293-322 stapled wraps, 5x6.75 inches, wraps lightly edgeworn and toned, staples rusted, wraps beginning to seperate from pages else good condition. Most of the issue devoted to "flashlights on Human Progress" by J. Howard Moore. Lewis is discussed extensively in Pittenger's "American socialists and evolutionary thought, 1870-1920
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