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Image for Cincinnati Convention of 1875 Official List of Names, and P.O. Address of Members of the Invitation Committee for Cincinnati Conference, to be held 7th of September, 1875

Cincinnati Convention of 1875 Official List of Names, and P.O. Address of Members of the Invitation Committee for Cincinnati Conference, to be held 7th of September, 1875

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cincinnati Convention: 1875

Seller ID: 1670793


Folded once horizontally and three times vertically, with a closed tear along the center crease, a bit toned. 1875 Single Sheet. Single sheet. 9 1/2 x 12. Lists members accepted up to August 1, 1875, arranged by state. Also printed on the reverse is a letter from Horace H. Day urging members to confirm attendance and encouraging them to obtain discount tickets through Erie Railroad, and also mentions half fares from Binghampton, Elmira, Rochester, and the Boston vicinity... View more info

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New City on the Merrimack: Prints of Lawrence, 1845-1876

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1974

Seller ID: 2259829


Spine faintly toned. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Prints and drawings which illustrate the growth and development of Lawrence from grassy river banks in Methuen and Andover into a separate entity, an urban community of 35,000 people by 18176. There are several hundred items in the collection of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, illustrating with precision and detail the building and maintenance of the dam, canals, mills, and housing for the city. View more info

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Historical Account of the Mollie Maguires

By: Aurand, A. Monroe Jr.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Aurand Press: 1946

Seller ID: 1663446


Lightly toned & foxed. 1946 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. Information on the 'secret organization' in Pennsylvania during and after the Civil War. View more info

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The Deserted Village at Allaire (Site of Historic Howell Works)

By: Cottrell, Alden T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Board of Trustees of the Deserted Village at Allaire: 1967

Seller ID: 2259832


Very faintly toned. 1967 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Howell Works (later the Howell Works Company) was a bog iron-based production facility for pig iron which was established in New Jersey in the early 19th century by American engineer and philanthropist James P. Allaire. It is notable as one of the earliest American examples of a company town. Allaire purchased the Howell Works property to provide pig iron for his Allaire Iron Works in New York, which was at the time a lead... View more info

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The Living Spirit of the Wobblies

By: De Caux, Len

Price: $8.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1978

Seller ID: 2194998


Pages heavily foxed, spine creased, stain along bottom corner of spine, ink name on front endpaper. 1978 Trade Paperback. xi, 156 pp. Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY SOCIAL MOVEMENT LABOR MOVEMENT WOOBLIES INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD IWW View more info

Image for The Iron Industry in Pennsylvania, with a Listing of National, State, and Private Sites Related to the Pennsylvania Iron Industry and Open to the Public (Pennsylvania Historical Studies No. 25)

The Iron Industry in Pennsylvania, with a Listing of National, State, and Private Sites Related to the Pennsylvania Iron Industry and Open to the Public (Pennsylvania Historical Studies No. 25)

By: Eggert, Gerald G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania Historical Association: 2008

Seller ID: 2259846


Faint red smudge to front wrapper. 2008 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 98 pp. Photographs and diagrams in text. Appendix of iron industry sites and bibliography follow text. The iron industry in Pennsylvania: With a listing of national, state, and private sites related to the Pennsylvania iron industry and open to the public (Pennsylvania Historical Studies, No. 25). View more info

Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914

By: Engel, Barbara Alpern

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 1292698


Includes original jacket. Minimal ink marks in text. Review letter and typed comment sheet laid in. This copy belonged to Professor Brenda Meehan of the University of Rochester, who specialized in Russian studies.Very Good. 1994 Hard Cover. This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipati... View more info

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Born of Fire: The Valley of Work: Industrial Scenes of Southwestern Pennsylvania (The Westmoreland Museum of American Art)

By: Jones, Barbara L.; Muller, Edward K.; Tarr, Joel A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Westmoreland Museum of American Art: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208604


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 2006 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. This is the first book on the Westmoreland Museum of American Art's extensive collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs of the Big Steel Era in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. These images express the immense energy, power, wonder and force of the vast industrial complex that took shape in the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth-century, a time when Pittsbur... View more info

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Bolshevik Ideology and the Ethics of Soviet Labor, 1917-1920: The Formative Years

By: Kaplan, Frederick I.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1768229


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed & toned. 1968 Hard Cover. ix, 521 pp. A theoretical framework of Bolshevism showing its philosophical and psychological underpinnings, and placing it in a context with Russian labor. View more info

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I Am a Factory Girl: Documents of Lowell's 19th Century Working Women

By: Karabatsos, Lewis T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities:

Seller ID: 2203486


Minimal cosmetic wear to sleeve. Fourteen facsimiles of original documents related to women working in the Lowell mills, with typewritten transcriptions, a historical introduction, and a selected bibliography, in a printed publisher's sleeve. View more info

Engels, Manchester & the Working Class

By: Marcus, Steven

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1974

Seller ID: 1508543


1974 Mass Market Paperback. 271 pp. View more info

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A History of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10

By: Oneal, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196592


First Edition. Spine lightly cocked, spine edges rubbed, light stain to front cover, pages toned, ink name on front endpaper, pencil notation on rear paste-down endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. xii, 450 pp. It is with a profound sense of gratification that the Executive Board of Local 10 has been able to publish this history of the organization for the membership. To make the occasion of the celebration of its twenty-five years of existence a memorable one, neither money nor e... View more info

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Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline

By: Ong, Aihwa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1987

Seller ID: 1795025


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. 268 pp. This work ... remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion, and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global capitalism ... [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to inspire our analyses of glob... View more info

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An American Idyll: The Life of Carleton H. Parker

By: Parker, Cornelia Stratton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1920

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2201203


5th printing. Very good in fair jacket. Significant loss from jacket corners and spine. Ink name on front endpaper, magazine clipping of photo of Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein laid in, along with a postcard showing the American Red Cross Building in Washington, D.C. 1920 Hard Cover. 190 pp. A biography of a federal mediator of labor disputes. View more info

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Samuel Slater: Father of American Manufactures

By: Rivard, Paul E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Slater Mill Historic Site: 1974

Seller ID: 2259831


Very minor general wear. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the Father of the American Industrial Revolution (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) and the Father of the American Factory System. In the UK, he was called Slater the Traitor[2] because he brought British textile technology to America, modifying it for United States use. He memorized the designs of textile facto... View more info

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The Work Ethic in Industrial America: 1850-1920

By: Rodgers, Daniel T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2189296


Cover toned. 1978 Trade Paperback. Rodgers's book is a study of how technology affects ideas. That is the issue to which Rodgers always returns: how did men and women react to the economy of unprecedented plenty that the 19th-century revolution in power and machines had produced? . . . This is certainly . . . one of the most refreshing and penetrating analyses of the relation of diverse levels of 19th-century culture that it has been my pleasure to read in a long time. W... View more info

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A Chronicle of Textile Machinery, 1824-1924: Issued to Commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Saco-Lowell Shops

By: Saco-Lowell Shops

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Saco-Lowell Shops, Boston / William Bond Wheelwright: 1924

Seller ID: 2164107


Edges a bit rubbed. 1924 Hard Cover. 83 pp. A one-hundred-year history of the textile mill which pioneered the first factory system, devised by Francis Cabot Lowell. This was the first time spinning and weaving were performed under the same roof, and revolutionized the industry. Photographs and illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for American Factories and Their Female Operatives; with an Appeal on Behalf of the British Factory Population, and Suggestions for the Improvement of Their Condition. (Burt Franklin Research & Source Work Series #184) (American Classics in History & Social Science #27)

American Factories and Their Female Operatives; with an Appeal on Behalf of the British Factory Population, and Suggestions for the Improvement of Their Condition. (Burt Franklin Research & Source Work Series #184) (American Classics in History & Social Science #27)

By: Scoresby, William

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Burt Franklin: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2164357


1968 Hard Cover. viii, 136 pp. 8vo. 1968 reissue of 1845 original (Sabin 78168). A work based on two lectures by the author before the Bradford Church Institution, which led to 'a principal mill-owner... requesting the publication of the statements on a subject deemed of peculiar importance in a district, like that of Bradford, in which such a vast population is employed in its extensive mills and manufactories.' Includes a brief description of progress of American manuf... View more info

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Clarence Darrow for the Defense: A Biography

By: Stone, Irving

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261819


First edition. No jacket, rear hinge starting. 1941 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 570 pp. A biography of the influential lawyer known for fighting on behalf of Eugene V. Debs and the American Railway Union, who made a name for himself by standing up for principles, even when doing so was unpopular. Clarence Seward Darrow (/?dæro?/; April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties ... View more info

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My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography

By: Trotsky, Leon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261966


First edition. Boards and about 200 pages lightly stained (somewhat darker on last few pages), some pencil marginalia. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, [2], 599 pp. 8vo. An autobiography by the Russian Marxist revolutionary who was exiled for his opposition of the regime of Joseph Stalin. Trotsky's leadership in the resistance against Stalin later caused Stalin to order his assassination. Trotsky's works were suppressed in Russian until... View more info

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The First Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor, March, 1886: Industrial Depressions

By: Wright, Carroll D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington: Government Printing Office: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1540119


First edition. Edges faded. 1886 Hard Cover. 496 pp. Covers topics such as the industrial depression, railroad speculation, immigration, credit, profit-sharing, and statistical labor data of the period. View more info

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Labor and Society in Tsarist Russia: The Factory Workers of St. Petersburg 1855-1870

By: Zelnik, Reginald E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1971

Seller ID: 1295181


Includes original jacket. Faint stain to page base.Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 462 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Urban Institutions and Factory Labor Before 1855; St. Petersburg Before the Reign of Alexander II; The Emergence of the Labor Question; The Government Commissions of 1857-1864; Labor Unrest and the Sunday School Movement; The Laboring Population in the 1860s; The Problem of Disease and Depravity; The Labor Question, 1867-1870; The Nevskii Strike of 1870; Epilogue; No... View more info