Southern California Peace Crusade.
Title Peace With Jobs.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Los Angeles, CA: Southern California Peace Crusade, 1953
Seller ID EOHG417-003
FIRST EDITION. Bifold. 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches.  pp. Printed with blue ink on white paper, illustrations throughout by Fred Wright; text clean, pencil notation on front cover erased. Single sheet of paper printed on both sides, folded once; binding square and tight, gentle fold across the middle. SCARCE. Near Fine. The American Peace Crusade was established in 1951 following the dissolution of the Peace Information Center. The founding committee included W. E. B. Du Bois, chemist Linus Pauling, and physicist Philip Morrison. The federal government identified the organization as a Communist front after the APC called for the withdrawal of US troops from the Korean Peninsula. The APC was the last Communist-headed peace organization in the United States. The national group was infiltrated by the FBI, and while the American Peace Crusade was disestablished in 1956, local affiliates such as the Southern California Peace Crusade continued to operate for some time thereafter. In this leaflet, the Southern California Peace Crusade explains the potential economic and social benefits to working Americans of a more pacific foreign policy on the part of the federal government. This leaflet is illustrated by Fred Wright (1907-1984), the American labor cartoonist and activist who created illustrated news strips as a staff cartoonist for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. His first cartoon appeared in 1939 in The Pilot. Wright's work abandoned the symbolic proletarian muscular giant in favor of a more workaday Joe or Jane fighting back against inflation, automation, and employer attacks.
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