Very Good / Good. Item #4407
New York: Brussel & Brussel, 1966. First Edition with no additional printings listed. Octavo (9.25" x 6.25"); [x], 310p. Illustrated dustjacket with original $7.50 price; book in blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Jacket shows a large chip at head of spine, with a few smaller clean tears along edges and some general foxing and smudging. Boards are sturdy and square. Printed/facsimile inscription from I.L.A. President Teddy Gleason on front free endpaper. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
First volume of Brussel & Brussel's "History of American Labor" series. Russell, whose husband was a New York detective assigned to the waterfront, earned the trust of dockworkers at all levels and was granted access to the documents and leadership of the International Longshoremen's Association to write an updated and sympathetic history of dockworking in America.