FORTSCHRITT. FORTSHRIT: OFITSIALER ORGAN FUN DI AMALGAMAYTED CLODHING VOIRKERS IN AMERIKA. VOLUME VII NRS 1-52 (COMPLETE) , 1921-1922
No Place (Chicago?): Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1921-22. Illustrated by Lots of Period Advertising. Item #41275
Folio (Large); 1st edition. Period Cloth, Folio (newspaper), ca 600 pages. Bound volume of the ACWA's Yiddish weekly. (Its English language counterpart was called ADVANCE) The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America originalted as a heavily Jewish & Italian union out of the successful 1910 strike against Hart, Schaffner & Marx in Chicago, aided by middle class progresssives like Jane Addams and the Women's Trade Union League. "Among it's founding cadre, " note Buhle, Buhle & Georgakas (Encyclopedia of the American Left, pp. 16-18) , "nearly every variety of left-wing politics was represented: Lithuanian revolutionary nationalism, Bohemian free-thought, Italian syndicalism, the revoltionary unionism of the IWW, Jewish and Italian anarchism, the orthodox socialism of the American Socialist Party...and the tactically bolder socialism of the Jewish Bund. " This political rainbow is cleary evident in the pages of the FORTSCHRITT. Subjects:Jewish labor unions -- United States -- Periodicals. Yiddish newspapers -- United States -- Periodicals. Labor movement -- New York -- Periodicals. OCLC: 40576795. OCLC lists 5 holdings, of unclear completeness, worldwide (JTS, U of I, Dept of Labor, YIVO, IISH). Paper very brown and fragile, lacking 2 leaves from the first issue and the remaining first 6 leaves loose with some loss. otherwise Good Condition.(yid-35-3).