Another essential reference book for students of the US labor and radical movements, this directory of labor publications was put together by Solon De Leon, the estranged Communist son of Socialist Labor Party leader Daniel De Leon, and for much of the 1920s director of labor research for the Rand School. Like the previous volume, I refer to this volume nearly every week.
American Labor Press Directory edited by Solon De Leon. Published by the Rand School of Social Science, Department of Labor Research, New York. 1925.
Contents: Preface, I) AMERICA, American Federation of Labor, American Federation of Labor National and International Unions, Independent Trade Unions, Industrial Workers of the World, Trade Union Educational League and Related Groups, Workers’ Educations and Research, Cooperation, Socialist, Communist, Socialist Labor, Farmer-Labor, Publications Concerned with Labor Questions, Religious, Governmental, General Labor, II) CANADA, III) INTERNATIONAL, IV) OTHER COUNTRIES, INDEX. 82 pages.
Rand School of Social Science was founded in 1906 by supporters of the Socialist Party of America in New York City. A worker educations school, in addition to classes a publishing house, research institute, as well as camps and retreats were developed. The school came under the Social Democratic Federation after the split in the Socialist Party in 1936 and changed its name to the “Tamiment Institute and Library” with Its collection forming the basis the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives at New York University.
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