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  • Always on Strike

    A history of the Industrial Workers of the World's golden years as lived by one of its guiding lights.
  • Autoworkers Under the Gun

    In an industry under constant attack, a veteran autoworker offers his take on the collapse of the American Dream.
  • Bananeras

    Women banana workers—bananeras—are waging a powerful revolution by making gender equity central in Latin American labor organizing.
  • The Bending Cross

    The classic biography of Debs, one of the most important thinkers and activists in US.
  • 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.
  • Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization

    Edited by Kim Scipes
    Uniting the global North and South in the struggle for a more just world for all workers.
  • China on Strike

    Edited by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, et al.
    Through first person accounts, this book details the growing unrest, destabilization and strikes in factories that are gripping China.
  • 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.
  • Class Action

    Tens of thousands of ordinary people are willing to take action to defend the right to a public education.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Class War, USA

    An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times.
  • Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

    Black autoworkers fight back against exploitation and oppression on the shop floors in the '60s and '70s.
  • Disposable Domestics

    This classic work sheds light on the lives and struggles of immigrant women domestic workers.
  • Doing History from the Bottom Up

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.
  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Past

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.
  • In Solidarity

    A thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays on applied Marxist theory and the future of labor unions.
  • Justice in Everyday Life

    Edited by Howard Zinn
    Howard Zinn’s book on the way justice really works in the U.S
  • The Labor Wars

    One of America's great labor historians tells the stories of America's great labor struggles.
  • The Lean Years

    A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
  • Lessons for Our Struggle

    The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Live Working or Die Fighting

    The two hundred-year story of the global working class and its many struggles for justice.
  • The Long Deep Grudge

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