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  • Radicals in the Barrio

    A ground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States.
  • Lucy Parsons

    The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
  • The Class Strikes Back

    The Class Strikes Back examines case studies of twenty-first-century workers’ struggles from both the Global North and South, highlighting the stories of workers fighting to organize and join democratic and independent unions.

  • Ours to Master and to Own

    Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree
  • The Lean Years

    A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
  • The Turbulent Years

    The era of American labor's greatest struggles, vividly reconstructed by one of labor history's greatest historians.
  • Disposable Domestics

    This classic work sheds light on the lives and struggles of immigrant women domestic workers.
  • Radical Unionism

    Though often seen as opposing ideas, Darlington engagingly traces the entwined legacy of revolutionary syndicalism and the communist movement.
  • The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs, Vol. I

    An extensive compilation of articles, speeches, press statements, and open letters by American socialist Eugene V. Debs.

  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Past

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.
  • The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

    Longtime trade union leader and journalist Steve Early examines labor's civil wars, offering strategies for turning back labor's thirty-year decline.
  • Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

    A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
  • Women and the American Labor Movement

    A comprehensive account of the women who organized for labor rights and equality from the early factories to the 1970’s.

  • Bananeras

    Women banana workers—bananeras—are waging a powerful revolution by making gender equity central in Latin American labor organizing.
  • Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big

    The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.
  • The Long Deep Grudge

    A powerful account of the epic clash between corporate greed and militant workers in the American Heartland.

  • The Bending Cross

    The classic biography of Debs, one of the most important thinkers and activists in US.
  • Class Struggle and the Color Line

    A thoughtful collection of original documents highlighting the deep, early roots of Black radicalism in the US from 1900-1930.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Reform, Revolution and Direct Action amongst British Miners

    In this riveting monograph, Ives offers a new perspective on one of the most volatile periods in British labor history.
  • Sin Patrón

    The inside story of Argentina's remarkable movement to create factories run democratically by workers themselves.
  • Black Liberation and the American Dream

    Edited by Paul Le Blanc
    Analysing intersections of race, class, and gender alongside primary texts, this unique volume explores racism and antiracism in the US.
  • A Short History of the U.S. Working Class

    Le Blanc presents a colorful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of the often neglected laboring majority.
  • The Labor Wars

    One of America's great labor historians tells the stories of America's great labor struggles.