Item #10678 They Gave Their Freedom! Rose Baron.

They Gave Their Freedom!

New York City: International Labor Defense, 1935. A pamphlet that “describes the work done by the Prisoners’ Relief Department of the International Labor Defense [the legal arm of the Communist Party and the predecessor to the Civil Rights Congress] to help make the prison days a little brighter for the political prisoners and to help maintain their families while they are in jail.”

Political prisoners profiled include Tom Mooney, John J. Cornelison, William Hudson, John Sekat, J. B. McNamara, Haywood Patterson, Ned Cobb, Clinton Moss, Sam Moss, Judson Simpson, and Alf White, as well as descriptions and photographs of some of the families. Concludes with a section on how the ILD and the Prisoners’ Relief Department fund and sustain their work. Baron was editor of the ILD’s magazine, Labor Defender, and District Secretary of the NYC ILD.

Stapled, illustrated wrappers (6” x 4 ½”), 30 p., 11 photographs, two illustrations. Near Fine. Item #10678

Price: $150.00

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