"THE LABOR CONDITIONS OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD COME IMMEDIATELY BACK TO THE FARM IN DOLLARS AND CENTS"
ROBBINS, Hayes. The Labor Movement and the Farmer. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1922). Octavo, original green cloth. $450.
First edition of this compelling argument for the labor movement, revealing the impact of labor on farmers, warmly inscribed by the author: "To Frederick B. Curtis from a friend who means well by you, nevertheless! Hayes Robbins. November 1922."
"Until recently the American farmer has seemed to have little interest in the labor movement. This may have been partly due to the fact that the farmers' own organizations have only lately reached an important degree of success. For whatever reason, the farmer has not seemed to put himself in the place of the man who works for wages. At least, however, the farmer realizes that his business, as well as that of every one else in this country, is vitally affected by the wages and hours of industrial labor. This little handbook is one of a series, called 'The Farmers' Bookshelf,' edited by President Butterfield of the Massachusetts College of Agriculture. The author, Mr. Hayes Robbins, has been in close touch with the labor movement for many years, having the confidence of both employers and labor organizations. He makes a fair and impartial presentation of labor's case" (American Review of Reviews).
Rear inner paper hinge split, slightest soiling to cloth, mild toning to extremities. A near-fine inscribed copy.