The Lowry Wars

Attacking North Caolina’s Plantation Society in the Age of Reconstruction NC Piece Corps     2012     32p     5 x 8 On December 21st, 1864, a wealthy slaveholder and minor official of the Confederacy named James P. Barnes was ambushed on his way to the Post Office in Robeson County, North Carolina. After … Continue reading The Lowry Wars

The World That Never Was

A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents Alex Butterworth     2011     544p     6 x 9 In the late nineteenth century, nations the world over were mired in economic recession and beset by social unrest, their leaders increasingly threatened by acts of terrorism and assassination from anarchist extremists. … Continue reading The World That Never Was


Jeremy Brecher     1972     480p     5 x 8 Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and sometimes violent revolts by ordinary working people in America and tells this exciting hidden history from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it.  $4-10 Other works involving class war, … Continue reading Strike!

The Great Labor Uprising of 1877

Philip S. Foner    1977    341p    5 x 8 Labor historian Foner’s take on the first generalized confrontation between labor and capital in the United States, which effectively shut down the entire railway system. $4-10 Other works involving philip s. foner, general strikes, sabotage, railroads, 1877, 1800s

The Communistic Societies of the United States

Economic, Social and Religious Utopias of the Nineteenth Century Charles Nordhoff 1875 439p 5.5 x 8.5 Virtually every ‘utopia’ in existence as of 1875 is described, with material on social customs, guiding philosophy, food, clothing, attitudes toward sex and more. Primary source for communes, social and sexual groups. Includes 39 illustrations. $5-10 Other works involving … Continue reading The Communistic Societies of the United States


A Graphic Guide Donald Woods & Mike Bostock     1986      160p      5.5 x 8 An illustrated introduction and over-view of south african apartheid. From its roots in european settler culture, to the openly racist policies of the late 1800s, fascist influences in the 1920s-1930s and the eventual rise to power … Continue reading Apartheid