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Citizens of the World, Barr, Stringfellow
1 Barr, Stringfellow Citizens of the World
Garden City, NY Doubleday and Company 1952 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Preface by Justice William O. Douglas. Small split at head of spine, corners rounded and rubbed, jacket soiled and tattered, business card glued to front free endpaper indicating that the book was complements (sic) of Irving A. Manachen. A book calling for the establishment of an International Development Authority, similar to the Tennessee Valley Authority, to raise living standards in underdeveloped countries. An interesting book. From the library of Brice P. Disque, 1879-1960, called in by the U. S. Army to settle the 1917 logger's strike in the Pacific Northwest. Disque not only settled the strike, obtaining a shorter, eight-hour work day for the lumberjacks, but went on to help found the Loyal Legions of Loggers and Lumbermen, then the world's biggest company union. Later in his career he became an advocate of prison reform and wrote many articles on this subject for leading periodicals. Disque's signature adorns the front free endpaper of the book and is dated January 6, 1953. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 285 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Women and the American Labor Movement:  From the First Trade Unions to the Present, Foner, Philip S.
2 Foner, Philip S. Women and the American Labor Movement: From the First Trade Unions to the Present
NY The Free Press 1982 002910470X / 9780029104705 Second Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
xi, 612 pp. index. bibliography, notes. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Experiences in Efficiency, Franklin, Benjamin Alvey
3 Franklin, Benjamin Alvey Experiences in Efficiency
NY The Engineering Magazine Co. 1915 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, corners bumped, owner name stamped on front free endpaper. 
A vintage view on the subjects of workmanship, labor management, reducing factory expenses, clerical labor, gang piece-work, efficiency engineering and "workmen's tendencies". Crimson cloth binding with gilt lettering stamped on spine. Introduction by Charles Buxton Going. ; Works Management Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Applied Motion Study: a Collection of Papers on the Efficient Method to Industrial Preparedness, Gilbreth, Frank B. ; Gilbreth, Lillian M.
4 Gilbreth, Frank B. ; Gilbreth, Lillian M. Applied Motion Study: a Collection of Papers on the Efficient Method to Industrial Preparedness
NY Sturgis & Walton 1917 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name and date on front free endpaper, boards lightly rubbed, spine cracked, toning of one page of text from 3 laid in photo strips of chronocyclegraphs, showing the photographic trails of certain motions performed in completing an industrial task. 
Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering stamped on front boards and spine. Photos, one folding chart, index. The book is illustrated with photograph reproductions within the text, but then laid in on one page are three 10.5 x 4 cm photographs (described within the book as chronocylegraphs) with two nearly identical images of three different work stations. Foreword by George Iles. The Gilbreths were a husband and wife team who founded modern industrial psychology and pioneered methods of time and motion study, as documented in this book. They developed photographic and other analytic methods to record workers performing various repetitive motions during manufacturing and handicrafts. Frank died in his early 50s, but Lillian lived to a ripe old age and accomplished many further scientific, philanthropic and educational achievements, including rearing the twelve children whose early years are recounted by two of her offspring in the classic memoir "Cheaper by the Dozen". Previous owner Dr. Grace H. Kent, whose signature graces the front free endpaper, was a distinguished child psychologist affiliated with various state hospitals in the Northeast and who is best known in the field for developing the Kent-Rosanoff Free Association test. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Rocky Mountain Revolution, Holbrook, Stewart H.
5 Holbrook, Stewart H. The Rocky Mountain Revolution
NY Henry Holt and Company 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered and rubbed. 
Gray cloth binding. Author photo on rear jacket panel. Index, map endpapers. Library of Congress number 56-10511. An account of Harry Orchard, the self-styled "hired assassin" of the Western Federation of Miners, whose bombs killed twenty people in the mining towns of Idaho and Colorado. Orchard was later imprisoned, though he had an impressive defense in attorney Clarence Darrow. Ev; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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From Fireside to Factory, Lilienthal, Meta Stern
6 Lilienthal, Meta Stern From Fireside to Factory
NY The Rand School of Social Science 1916 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Wrappers soiled, top corner of front cover missing. 
A Socialist history of the American women worker and the role of women in the labor movement. Printed tan stapled wraps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 66 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Coal Question Some Reasons why it is Pressing and Some Suggestions for Solving It, Nearing, Scott
7 Nearing, Scott The Coal Question Some Reasons why it is Pressing and Some Suggestions for Solving It
NY The Rand School of Social Science 1918 Softcover Poor with no dust jacket; Covers soiled, rear cover has several holes, pages toned, wraps separated from text block. 
Printed stapled wraps. Nearing outlines the Socialist Party position that the coal business, like other businesses "upon which the public depends, must be run to make people happy and useful." and should be publicly owned and operated. ; 48 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Armies of Labor:  A Chronicle of the Organized Wage-Earners, Orth, Samuel P.
8 Orth, Samuel P. The Armies of Labor: A Chronicle of the Organized Wage-Earners
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1919 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, spine faded, dampstained on front boards and spine. 
Handsome blue cloth binding with white and gold decoration stamped on front boards and spine. Numerous illustrations. Top edges gilt. "Abraham Lincoln Edition". 2 photogravure illustrations by Lewis W. Hine of steel workers and a miner. ; Chronicles of America; Vol. 40; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Are Workers Human?, Taylor, Gordon Rattray
9 Taylor, Gordon Rattray Are Workers Human?
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1952 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket chipped and has several tears. 
"This is a brilliant study of the frustration of industrial man. It is ostensibly about the factory worker, his lack of emotional satisfaction in his job and his need for a greater sense of participation and creative achievement in his work." ; 273 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Shall Trade Unions be Regulated by Law?, Untermyer, Samuel; Hillquit, Morris
10 Untermyer, Samuel; Hillquit, Morris Shall Trade Unions be Regulated by Law?
NY The Hanford Press 1923 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Wraps soiled and staples rusted, waterstain along lower margins. 
Blue printed stapled wraps. The transcript of a debate held on an unknown date (but which took place between 8: 45 pm and 11 pm) , between Samuel Untermyer arguing in the affirmative. Untermyer is noted in the text as being the Chief Counsel and "guiding spirit" of the Lockwood Investigating Committee, which uncovered many abuses by labor unions in the New York City building trades during its investigation of the post-World War I housing shortage. Morris Hillquit was the founder of the American Socialist Party and took the negative view in this debate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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