FORTSCHRITT. FORTSHRIT: OFITSIALER ORGAN FUN DI AMALGAMAYTED CLODHING VOIRKERS IN AMERIKA. VOLUME VIII NRS 1-52 (COMPLETE), 1922-1923
No Place (Chicago?): Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. 1922-1923. Illustrated by Lots of Period Advertising. Item #41571
Folio (Large); 1st edition. Period Cloth, Folio (newspaper), ca 600 pages. Bound volume of the ACWA's Yiddish paper. (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 thetactically bolder socialism of the Jewish Bund. " This political rainbow is cleary evident in the pages of the FORTSCHRITT.SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Employment -- Periodicals. Labor unions. OCLC: 40576795. OCLC lists 5 holdings, of unclear completeness, worldwide (JTS, U of I, Dept of Labor, YIVO, IISH). Aproximately 25 leaves are loose, with occational text loss at the edges. Paper is browning and somehwat fragile, but generally with minimal wear otherwise. Good Condition thus. (yid-35-2A ).